Defense Ministry says weapon not directed at U.S.
China’s defense ministry on Friday confirmed a fourth test of a new hypersonic strike vehicle was carried out last week.
“The scheduled scientific research and experiments in our territory [are] normal, and those tests are not targeted at any country and specific goals,” said the ministry in response to a report of the test published Thursday by the Free Beacon.
U.S. defense officials disclosed the latest test of what the Pentagon calls the Wu-14 hypersonic glide vehicle and said the most recent test, conducted June 7 in western China, involved extreme maneuvers by the high-speed strike weapon. Continue reading