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Pentagon says China’s new hyper-sonic strike vehicle is "A Serious Threat"

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posted on Dec, 4 2014 @ 10:35 PM
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Falcon Hypersonic Technology Vehicle 2.(AFP Photo / DARPA)
China’s hypersonic strike vehicle ‘in third test flight’

This is China's new hyper-sonic vehicle that travels up to 8 times the speed of sound and is part of China's strategic nuclear program.
Pentagon officials say this is a indication of a large military build up in China and that it poses a "serious threat". Russia claims they will have their own hyper-sonic missile before 2020 as well.

Source: RT

“We are aware of reports regarding this test and we routinely monitor foreign defense activities,” Marine Corps Lt. Col. Jeff Pool said. “However, we don’t comment on our intelligence or assessments of foreign weapon systems.”

Lora Saalman, a nuclear policy expert at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, said China’s third test of the Wu-14 in a year suggests an ongoing trend of militarization.

“Not only does this third test of the WU-14 in one year indicate that this is a priority program for China, it also suggests that U.S. historical concerns over a Chinese quantitative ‘sprint to parity’ in nuclear weapons are misdirected,” she was quoted as saying in the Beacon.


These missiles are in a league of their own and are extremely difficult to track and intercept.


Though some form of hyper-sonic weapons has existed for decades, the new missiles being developed by the US, China and others belong to a class of their own because of the “boost-glide” technology which enables them to travel very quickly and at a flat angle. Boost-glide weapons follow a hard-to-trace trajectory which makes them difficult to target using current missile-defense systems.



Experts say hypersonic capabilities are indicative of a large scale military build-up. Mark Schneider, a former Pentagon strategic forces specialist, was quoted as saying in the Washington Free Beacon that China’s latest hypersonic vehicle test poses “a serious threat.”


Makes me wonder if the WWIII talk isn't that far off after all.

edit on 4-12-2014 by FearYourMind because: (no reason given)




posted on Dec, 4 2014 @ 10:39 PM
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a reply to: FearYourMind

We do need another Cold War to keep the masses in check. Communist China was an American creation. "Threat" is nothing but PR nonsense.

Although, I'd argue that there are some Chinese that are tired of being under the white man's thumb.



posted on Dec, 4 2014 @ 10:40 PM
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"8 times the speed of light"?!


Wonder if someone testing one of these caused those mysterious booms heard over the US and UK a few days ago.



posted on Dec, 4 2014 @ 10:43 PM
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a reply to: Charizard

I wouldn't doubt it. This thing is faster than anything else on Earth. How fast could it travel across the Atlantic Ocean I wonder?



posted on Dec, 4 2014 @ 10:43 PM
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8 times the speed of light is pretty fast.
Geez I better go start sucking Mao's toes, to show my respect, you know?



posted on Dec, 4 2014 @ 10:43 PM
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a reply to: FearYourMind

Thanks for posting but I just want to clear one thing up .. I do not believe that it travels 8 times the speed of light . Perhaps a simple error was made and maybe you had ment to say 8 times the speed of sound ?



posted on Dec, 4 2014 @ 10:43 PM
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originally posted by: Charizard
"8 times the speed of light"?!


Wonder if someone testing one of these caused those mysterious booms heard over the US and UK a few days ago.
Must be bending space time I think.



posted on Dec, 4 2014 @ 10:45 PM
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a reply to: FearYourMind

China has reportedly conducted a third flight test for its new ultra-high speed strike vehicle – capable of travelling at up to eight times the speed of sound


Pretty fast. But not light speed fast.

ETA: I just wanted you to know that I actually read the article and was just kidding, sarcastically

edit on 4-12-2014 by liejunkie01 because: eta



posted on Dec, 4 2014 @ 10:45 PM
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originally posted by: Max_TO
a reply to: FearYourMind

Thanks for posting but I just want to clear one thing up .. I do not believe that it travels 8 times the speed of light . Perhaps a simple error was made and maybe you had ment to say 8 times the speed of sound ?



My mistake. Obviously it's 8 times the speed of sound. That was a brain fart on my part. Excuse me.



posted on Dec, 4 2014 @ 10:45 PM
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a reply to: FearYourMind

i believe u mean 8 times the speed of sound
. 8 times the speed of light would be hyper dimensional. nevertheless, quite an impressive feat. unfortunately for the chinese, alls we have to do is take a dip into the black ops cookie jar and the chinese missile would be obsolete.



posted on Dec, 4 2014 @ 10:46 PM
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originally posted by: kevinp2300
a reply to: FearYourMind

i believe u mean 8 times the speed of sound
. 8 times the speed of light would be hyper dimensional. nevertheless, quite an impressive feat. unfortunately for the chinese, alls we have to do is take a dip into the black ops cookie jar and the chinese missile would be obsolete.


Yup, already edited and corrected. Thanks.



posted on Dec, 4 2014 @ 10:50 PM
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The Falcon is a DARPA - US program. It is being built by Lockheed Martin. RT is out to lunch on this one.

Falcon Source

ETA: OK, their story is using a pic of our HTV. So, I don't know what the Wu-14 is. I guess there are no pics. At least I can't find one yet. However, China has been stealing our technology blind. They even got our W-88 miniaturized nuclear warhead design back in the 90's. So, I guess it isn't out of the question they got a hold of Lockheed's HTV.


edit on 4/12/14 by spirit_horse because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 4 2014 @ 10:50 PM
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Still the fastest thing on Earth. Not a galactic vehicle, but certainly fast and evasive.



posted on Dec, 4 2014 @ 10:53 PM
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originally posted by: spirit_horse
The Falcon is a DARPA - US program. It is being built by Lockheed Martin. RT is out to lunch on this one.

Falcon Source


Apparently China has one as well now. The article says:


Though some form of hyper-sonic weapons has existed for decades, the new missiles being developed by the US, China and others belong to a class of their own because of the “boost-glide” technology which enables them to travel very quickly and at a flat angle. Boost-glide weapons follow a hard-to-trace trajectory which makes them difficult to target using current missile-defense systems.



posted on Dec, 4 2014 @ 10:59 PM
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a reply to: FearYourMind
I see, I edited my post to add info.



posted on Dec, 4 2014 @ 10:59 PM
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THIS IS CLASSIC. They are inflating enemy capabilites so the new COLD WAR can be ramped up.I TOLD you RIGHT AFTER OBAMA watch for the OTHER SIDE to try something and HERE it is.
The Army had something called the US ARMY GREENBOOK,inside there were depictions of Warsaw vehicles the looked REAL dangerous until you saw what pieces of mass produced GARBAGE they were. THE OTHER SIDE KNOWS how to keep THEIR secrets VERY WELL get used to not knowing about milary ops in places we shouldn't go until 20 years later.
HAVE FUN with the draft and OH by the way they are looking at the women now too,good job ladies YOU fought to join the death club.
YOU won't like it.
Unless China has copied our data back to the X15 ,B#LLSH##,THEY ARE copycats NOT innovators.


Unless of course something STOPS history from repeating.
Not looking too likely.
edit on 4-12-2014 by cavtrooper7 because: finished my point.



posted on Dec, 4 2014 @ 11:09 PM
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originally posted by: Charizard
"8 times the speed of light"?!


Wonder if someone testing one of these caused those mysterious booms heard over the US and UK a few days ago.


um...

Sound.

Peace



posted on Dec, 4 2014 @ 11:11 PM
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originally posted by: kevinp2300
a reply to: FearYourMind

i believe u mean 8 times the speed of sound
. 8 times the speed of light would be hyper dimensional. nevertheless, quite an impressive feat. unfortunately for the chinese, alls we have to do is take a dip into the black ops cookie jar and the chinese missile would be obsolete.


Please elaborate.

I assume that you truly believe that no one on Earth can equal the US.

Foolish thinking IMO.

Peace



posted on Dec, 4 2014 @ 11:23 PM
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a reply to: jude11

It also state that China and the US are not the only once who are researching in to this kind of tecnhology.

I bet Russia have something up their sleave as well.



posted on Dec, 4 2014 @ 11:24 PM
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it take about a hr

math sucks when drinking

its ether .8 hrs or 1.2 lol yea drinking

once they can get it so low press buttion 10 mins later boomb and now we have a real problem

even at 1 hr we would see it comming and wipe them off the map befor it could hit

if we reacted that way

as far as ww3 senarios go i dont think it would happen but u know for fun

now at 10 mins i dont think anyone could react to 10 mins

mind u that be closer to 30x+ the sp2eed of sound i dont think anything can go that fast in air it would melt i would think




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