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Race for 'hypersonic' weapons heats up as France joins fray

Updated : January 28, 2019 11:03 PM IST

Hypersonics are like missiles that travel at over five times the speed of sound (Mach 5) but are able to manoeuvre in mid-flight, making them much harder to track and intercept than traditional projectiles.
Putin insisted the weapons would only ever be used in self-defence, but his presentation featured video montages of missiles crossing the Atlantic, sparking jitters among NATO members.
Race for 'hypersonic' weapons heats up as France joins fray

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