China confirms hypersonic missile carrier test

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Now that’s balance of power, try putting sanctions on them LMFAO.

Jan 15, 2014 9:51pm EST  --  Report as abuse
explorer08 wrote:

So what? The US tested a hypersonic missile a couple of years ago. So it goes.

Jan 15, 2014 11:49pm EST  --  Report as abuse

Nothing like a good arms race to stimulate a nation’s economy. It reality it, a military arms buildup, is economic fool’s gold. Once a country’s military exceeds weapons production for a normal defensive posture and keeps pouring revenue into the military and weaponry it does nothing but drain that country’s treasury. Bullets, missiles, and super jet fighters cost big money but they give no financial benefits in return. Also great amounts of national treason must be expended to service all those killing machines and pay for the support personell it takes to maintain them. China’s economy is in a funk. This military buildup will put them in a bigger funk over time especially if their exports and industries that depend on those exports continue to decline. If U.S. corporation continue to repatriate manufacturing they shipped to China over the last 20 years the Chinese fairy tale boom will go bust. In the process they are not making any friends in their Asian neighborhood.

Jan 16, 2014 1:31am EST  --  Report as abuse
ilc wrote:

So what? The US tested HTV-2 a couple of years ago, yes, but both failed. The X-51, while technically falls within hypersonic range, is only Mach 5, half the speed of the Chinese test

If the Chinese flight was successful, which is likely since it need to be successful for there to be a distinct trajectory for the Pentagon tell what it was, then this makes China the only country to have successfully tested a hypersonic glide vehicle, hence McKeon’s “…in some cases, as in this one, they appear to be leaping ahead of us”

Jan 16, 2014 2:31pm EST  --  Report as abuse
HankJr88 wrote:

Most likely a bottle rocket.

Jan 16, 2014 4:30pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Jingan wrote:

Pratt and Whitney sharing technology???

Jan 16, 2014 7:00pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Grinner wrote:

This type of device allows a conventional explosive, mounted on this platform (or even without explosives), to easily destroy an aircraft carrier. The USA is projecting power to China’s doorstep using naval and naval-air power. This device allows China to have an extraordinarily powerful non-nuclear method of putting in “check” the US carrier advantage.

Jan 17, 2014 1:25am EST  --  Report as abuse
morbas wrote:

Voting for @nativearizonan point of view. In addition, CHINA human rights suppression is congruent to environmental abuse, in that both violate the spirit of mankind’s cognitive awareness of other. Coming into the (r) the aisle I support withdrawal from NAFTA, a imposition of trade sanctions in a defense opposition of human violation(s). Write your Federal Representatives, a voice not heard is a passive catalyst of this travesty.

Jan 17, 2014 8:45am EST  --  Report as abuse
MrWowFire wrote:

the interesting question will be: how effective can the anti missile system be when it is “not” capable of stopping a hyper-sonic guided missile at the speed of 10 mach? A spear will always be one step ahead of the shield? If this is true, what is the use of spending billions on anti missile system? The race is on for these two systems, and may be in the end, there is no winner ?

Jan 17, 2014 6:08pm EST  --  Report as abuse
KNoose000 wrote:

China, calm down. The USA will dismantle you completely if you ever try anything in the next 100 years.
You need to keep borrowing out your “debt”…the USA does not need it, only using it as leverage.

Jan 20, 2014 5:58pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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