China launches its nuclear-capable, hypersonic nuclear missile DF-26 which 'could reach US territory and sink aircraft carriers' in a military drill
China has released rare footage of its nuclear-capable, hypersonic missile DF-26 being launched during a military exercise.
The mighty weapon, commissioned to the People's Liberation Army in 2018, is able to reach US territory and destroy aircraft carriers, according to previous reports.
Beijing did not reveal the time or location of the exercise, but footage of the launch was recently released by the country's state broadcaster China Central Television Station.
Rob.ert, Rainham, United Kingdom, 18 hours ago
4 Million Tonne Warhead... are you sure about that
Yippyyea, Anywhere, United States, 15 hours ago
China won't hit the US. We owe them too much money.
Kevin Cosner, Somewhere, United States, 14 hours ago
China's economy would collapse if they lose the U.S. Market.
DevReb, Exeter, United Kingdom, 13 hours ago
All paid for by a silly West which is only concerned with lower labour costs and higher profits.
DiggityGiggityDog, Vallejo, United States
All ICBMs are "hyper-sonic".
MonkeyBidness, New City, United States
Iran version 2.0, fire 22 missiles, hitting 0 targets
Jedi Master Yoda, Unknown, United States
But why would they? They have about a trillion dollars invested in the US, so wouldn't it be pretty foolish to destroy their biggest debtor?
C733B, Texas, United States
Made in China. Enough said.
oldgit, Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Just because they could hit a US carrier it doesn't mean that they ever would. That would almost certainly lead to all-out nuclear war which is precisely what nuclear weapons have prevented for the past 75 years.
Galahad, The Meadows, United States
If the missile is going to sink a US carrier, it'll need a nuclear warhead. Then the Human Race will be in deep trouble, because the explosion will be followed by a nuclear exchange.
robert whitaker, rotherham, United Kingdom
"Hypersonic" missiles can not hit anything that can move. They travel so fast that mid course directional corrections takes miles. So, all a carrier has to do is move a bit.
Sam762, San Antonio, United States, 16 hours ago
China has to much of their population concentrated in their cities to make nuclear war with anyone a viable strategy.
Deebod, Birmingham, United Kingdom, 11 hours ago
According to this site,a day never seems to pass without china or Russia 'unveiling' yet another 'hypersonic missile'
Groagan3.0, IMPOTUSville, United States, 16 hours ago
Iran/China/Russa vs. US with no allies anymore because of Trump. Not good.
YoureWrongImRight, Truthville, United States, 15 hours ago
This is news? The US has had this capability for over 60 years!
madsailor, Blackpool, United Kingdom, 11 hours ago
Trident range 7500 miles plus and hits mach 24.
manny1980, Glasgow, United Kingdom, 17 hours ago
China is well known to plagarised Western technology, same goes here.