China Successfully Tests Its First Hypersonic Aircraft

  • In a big step ahead in aerospace technology, China has claimed to have tested a hypersonic aircraft (named tarry Sky-2), its very first. This is believed to mount the pressure on the military of the US. The test was conducted by Beijing-based CAAA (China Academy of Aerospace Aerodynamics), which is also the part of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation. Since the aircraft is hypersonic, it can travel with speed five times that of sound. This enables the vehicle to travel around the US in about 30 minutes. The CAAA, however, has not cleared what the new aircraft would be used for.