Xingkong-2 - Xingkong-2

  • It is cutting-edge hypersonic “waverider” flight vehicle being developed by China.
  • Waverider is flight vehicle that flies in atmosphere and uses shockwaves generated by its own hypersonic flight with air to glide at high speed.
  • It can carry can carry both conventional and nuclear warheads.
  • It has capability to penetrate any current generation anti-missile defence systems due to its high speed and unpredictable trajectory.
  • As compared to it, current generation of anti-missile defence systems is mainly designed to intercept cruise and ballistic missiles which are either slower or easier to predict, making them possible to intercept.

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