China has reportedly tested a new hypersonic glide vehicle capable of travelling at up to 7,000mph and designed to deliver nuclear weapons through missile defence shields.
The DF-ZF glider was fixed to a ballistic missile and launched from Wuzhai missile launch centre in central China, it has been reported.
It comes after Russia staged similar tests in Orenburg, near the border with Kazakhstan on Tuesday
Free Beacon cites Pentagon officials as saying China successfully tested a flight of its new high-speed manoeuvring warhead last week.
US intelligence chiefs fear China plans to have the capability to send weapons through sophisticated missile defences.
cg1969, uk, United Kingdom, about 2 hours ago
you can thanks all the greedy fat cats and consumers who have gave them all their new wealth .
Mab Gom, Brasilia, Brazil, about 4 hours ago
This is excellent news and wise deterrent. The world needs a power balance. USA has militarized the entire earth, dictating its authoritarian interests, started unnecessary wars in the name of llies, and that is dangerous.
MikeJ101, los angeles, United States, about 6 hours ago
Fortunately the Obama has the US focused on climate change. We'll show those Chinese with our low emissions!
Completely Average, Somewhere, United States, about 9 hours ago
It's not fast enough to beat a laser, which is why the US has invested so heavily in laser development.
Gurudave, Birmingham, about 10 hours ago
How wonderful yet another way for mankind to kill itself and to think what the world would have been like and how advanced our cities would have been had we not wasted trillions and trillions on arms.......utter madness.
Aperture Awareness, Bliss, United Kingdom, about 10 hours ago
North Korea will have one tomorrow, two in fact, probably three or four...