U.S. vs. China: The Race to Build Hypersonic Missiles
Their speed and maneuverability make them difficult for defense systems to take down
The U.S. and China are developing hypersonic missiles, hard-to-detect weapons that can reach at least five times the speed of sound. WSJ compares the missiles’ design differences as the race to test and deploy them changes the global balance of military power. Photo illustration: Sharon Shi
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