【中国正发展超高音速导弹战机 战机将能以 4000 英里每小时的速度打击目标】

【中国正发展超高音速导弹战机 战机将能以 4000 英里每小时的速度打击目标】我国已宣布成功测试新的冲压发动机技术,这项测试是一个里程碑的进步。新的发动机技术能极大地提高射程和空对空打击的机动性。如果这种发动机可以进一步小型化,将能使战斗机打击 200 英里外的目标。进一步生产出小型化的发动机,还需要不断地进行测试。

China is developing hypersonic missiles for jet fighters that could strike targets at 4,000mph

  • China claims it has successfully tested new ramjet engine technology
  • The test is being described as a 'milestone in the field of engine research'
  • If such an engine could be miniaturised, it could allow jet fighters to strike targets that are nearly 200 miles (320km) away

In a major step towards developing hypersonic missiles for jet fighters, China has claimed that it has successfully tested new ramjet engine technology.

China reported that two flight tests with the solid-fuel variable flow ramjet engine were completed last month.

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The successful test has been described as 'a milestone in the field of engine research', and could lead to Chinese hypersonic missiles that can strike their targets at more than 4,000mph.

Researchers from the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation revealed that the team had successfully conducted the flight tests.

Solid-fuel ramjet engines burn oxygen directly from the atmosphere, rather than needing to carry their own supply, making them a low-cost, high-power option.

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While such an engine is extremely difficult to make, it could dramatically increase the firing range and mobility of air-to-air missiles, according to Song Zhongping, a military expert, speaking to the Global Times.

The engine could enable J-20 fighters to fire from three times the range of existing missiles.

And the fighter could hit targets nearly 200 miles away.

Li Jie, a Beijing-based military expert described the tests as 'a milestone in the field of engine research, which has been a bottleneck for China for quite a while.'

Despite the promising test flights, a lot more research needs to be done before the engines can be miniaturised for use on jet fighters.

Wang Ya'nan, chief editor of Aerospace Knowledge advised that China should conduct research on building up a super range detection network to support such a long-range strike.

The hypersonic missile isn't the only piece of military technology that China is working on.

Earlier this week, China announced that it is developing the world's fastest amphibious armoured vehicle.

The 4x4 vehicle can reach top speeds of 31 miles/hour (50 kilometres/hour) when travelling in calm waters.

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While it is only a proof-of-concept, the vehicle could put China well ahead of the US, whose fastest amphibious armoured vehicle can travel at just 6mph (10 km/h).

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4603160/China-developing-hypersonic-missiles-jet-fighters.html


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