China’s hypersonic DF-17 missile threatens regional stability, analyst warns

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Read: 606     17:17     23 August 2019    

China’s development of a hypersonic ballistic missile – capable of reaching well above the speed of sound and penetrating US missile shields – is a threat to stability in the region, a military analyst has warned.


A source from the state-owned China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation (CASIC) said the DF-17 missile, currently in development, would be capable of hypersonic speeds and delivering a manoeuvrable re-entry vehicle which could shift targets in flight, making it less vulnerable to interception by other countries’ defence systems.

“And the DF-17 will be capable of delivering both nuclear and conventional payloads,” said the source, who declined to be named due to the sensitivity of the topic.

“There are now two institutions under CASIC that are competing to develop these advanced features,” the source added.

South China Morning Post



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China’s hypersonic DF-17 missile threatens regional stability, analyst warns

2019/08/1566559110.jpg
Read: 607     17:17     23 August 2019    

China’s development of a hypersonic ballistic missile – capable of reaching well above the speed of sound and penetrating US missile shields – is a threat to stability in the region, a military analyst has warned.


A source from the state-owned China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation (CASIC) said the DF-17 missile, currently in development, would be capable of hypersonic speeds and delivering a manoeuvrable re-entry vehicle which could shift targets in flight, making it less vulnerable to interception by other countries’ defence systems.

“And the DF-17 will be capable of delivering both nuclear and conventional payloads,” said the source, who declined to be named due to the sensitivity of the topic.

“There are now two institutions under CASIC that are competing to develop these advanced features,” the source added.

South China Morning Post



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