Beijing: China said on Monday that it has tested a hypersonic “vehicle” and not a nuclear-capable hypersonic “missile”. A leading British newspaper claimed in its news that China has tested a hypersonic missile with advanced space capability.
In August, China tested a nuclear-capable missile that orbited the Earth before landing on its target, the Financial Times reported on Sunday. It said that American intelligence agencies were also surprised by this test. According to the news, the Chinese military launched a rocket, which was carrying a hypersonic glide vehicle.
According to intelligence provided by the three men, the missile missed hitting its target by a distance of about 24 miles. When asked about his reaction to the news, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian told a press conference here that a hypersonic vehicle was tested.
“It is not a missile but a vehicle,” he said. “As we understand this test, this is just a routine space vehicle test to verify the repeated use of the vehicle’s technology,” he said. “It is very important to reduce costs and can also provide an economical and cheap means for the peaceful use of space, for humanity,” he said.