China outpacing U.S. in hypersonic missiles, Defense Intelligence Agency warns

March 13, 2023

The Washington Times:

China’s military is deploying ultra-high-speed missiles at a rate that poses an increasing threat of nuclear and conventional attacks on the United States, a senior Defense Intelligence Agency official told Congress on Friday.

Paul F. Freisthler, chief scientist at DIA, testified that Beijing has aggressively developed and fielded several types of hypersonic missiles, including gliders and “scramjet”-powered cruise missiles that maneuver to targets at more than five times the speed of sound to avoid detection.

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