BEIJING: China’s defense ministry has officially confirmed the testing of a Super sonic nuclear delivery vehicle, in its territory. The move has gained priority among the world nations with China’s disputes on the South-China sea with other countries including the United States.
The US condemned the test of the weapon terming it as a “extreme manoeuvre”, amid tension in the South China sea. The Hypersonic glide vehicle was successfully tested for the fourth time by the China on Sunday. It was the China’s people liberation army’s fourth test in a span of just 18 months.
The defense minister said, ” The scientific research and their tests are common in our territory. Those tests are not aimed at or targeted against any country or a specific region”.
But the frequency of the tests carried by China shows more than the normal state of the situation. It looks like that the Chinese government has been conducting their nuclear tests in response against the involvement of the Unites States in the South-China sea.
The New nuclear strike vehicle designed by the China is considered as a high=profile technology weapon, which is capable of delivering nuclear war heads traveling through the space. One of the key features of the vehicle is, that it can avoid the US missile defenses.
The powerful Supersonic Nuclear delivery vehicle has the power to travel at a speed of 7,680 miles/hour, which is ten times the speed of sound, The Times of India reports.
The tests were carried by the United States at a time when the Central Military commission’s Vice-president Fan Changlong, will be visiting the US on a week-long diplomatic tour. Critics claim that the test was aimed at increasing the bargaining power of Mr.Fan in his bilateral meet this week.