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May 11, 2016
Hypersonic gliders could breach THAAD defenses
Moscow (Sputnik) May 02, 2016
Both Russia and China have recently successfully tested their offset hypersonic gliders, capable of breaching the American THAAD system (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense), which it plans to deploy in South Korea; the test comes as a "warning to the US," according to Chinese military experts. "The hypersonic tests by China and Russia are aimed at causing a threat to the US, which plans to set up a missile defense system in South Korea," the South China Morning Post, a Hong Kong-based English-lan ... read more

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