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China’s Hypersonic Future

Chinese investment in hypersonic weapons highlights the need to reconceptualize the United States’ approach to air and missile defense. This means investing in space-based sensors and the various ways we can disrupt Chinese attack plans, both offensively and defensively.

More Than Missiles: China Previews its New Way of War

On October 1, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) celebrated the 70th anniversary of its founding. Among the pageantry was a military parade in which the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) performed a highly orchestrated show of strength, exhibiting many of its strategic weapon systems. While China has regularly held such displays in the past, this...

China Showcases New Ballistic Missiles, Hypersonic Vehicles in Parade

On September 30, the People’s Republic of China revealed several missiles for its 70th anniversary celebration. According to Chinese state media, new weapons included the DF-41, a road-mobile ICBM, and the DF-17, a short-range ballistic missile with a hypersonic glide vehicle. During the parade, China also displayed the JL-2, a submarine-launched ballistic missile which previously...

China Tests New DF-17 with Hypersonic Glide Vehicle

In November, China conducted two tests the new DF-17 medium-range ballistic missile (MRBM), the first missile with a hypersonic glide vehicle (HGV) designed for operational deployment by the People’s Liberation Army Rocket Force (PLARF). The first test took place from the Jiuquan Space Launcher Center in Inner Mongolia and traveled a range of approximately 1,400...