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Hypersonic And Directed-Energy Weapons: Who Has Them, And Who’s Winning The Race In The Asia-Pacific?

The people’s Republic of China conducted a massive military parade in Beijing on October 1, 2019 where Beijing for the first time demonstrated the hypersonic medium-range ballistic missile Dongfeng-17 (DF-17).

A number of countries in the Asia-Pacific region are caught up in the global hypersonic and directed-energy weapons race, with these regional powers having either developed or publicly stated intentions to develop such technology.

Defense News has contacted regional government and military officials, businesses, and analysts to find out who is keeping pace in the worldwide contest.

The contenders:

  • China
  • India
  • Japan
  • Korean Peninsula
  • Australia
  • Pakistan

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  1. r lawrence r lawrence March 21, 2021

    full analysis – defense news won’t open

    • admin admin Post author | March 21, 2021

      Link repaired. Thank you.

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