China tests deadly hypersonic ‘Eagle Strike’ anti-ship missile in dire warning to US Navy
The Daily Express says CHINA has for the first time publicly demonstrated the launch of its deadly new hypersonic anti-ship missile – said to be designed to target aircraft carriers – in what experts believe is meant as a warning to the US Navy.
The missile — dubbed the “YJ-21” or “Eagle Strike 21” — is capable of speeds in excess of 3,806mph and is believed to have a strike range of some 620 miles. The display of military power comes ahead of the Chinese navy’s 73rd anniversary, which is this weekend. In a video clip of the apparent launch, the YJ-21 is deployed from a Type 055 vessel, the largest class of guided-missile destroyer in the People’s Liberation Army’s (PLA) fleet.
The Type 055 destroyer, which first entered service in 2020, has a multi-mission design, being fitted with a variety of sensor and weapon hardware.
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