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Wu-14 hypersonic glide vehicle

Country of Origin: China


The Wu-14 (NATO designation) is a hypersonic glide vehicle under development by China. U.S. analysts believe the extremely high-speed vehicle is intended to penetrate American missile defenses. Wu-14 is the designation given to the vehicle by the U.S. Dept. of Defense. Little information about the vehicle has been made public.

The craft is apparently designed to be carried aloft by one of China's intercontinental ballistic missiles. Once released, it begins to glide in a...

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