China deploys DF-17 anti-ship hypersonic ballistic missile launch vehicle

China deploys DF-17 anti-ship hypersonic ballistic missile launch vehicle
China deploys DF-17 anti-ship hypersonic ballistic missile launch vehicle

China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) has deployed the world's first hypersonic anti-ship ballistic missile launch vehicle, the Dongfeng DF-17. The deployment comes as the United States Navy provides support to Taipei.


President Xi Jinping has previously reminded US President Joe Biden through face-to-face online talks so that the US does not interfere in the Taiwan issue.
China deploys DF-17 anti-ship hypersonic ballistic missile launch vehicle
The DF-17 tactical ballistic missile was launched in 2019. It is recorded that only North Korea operates a similar type of missile. China, Russia and North Korea are currently the only militaries in the world with operational hypersonic glide vehicles, although the United States has invested heavily in developing similar capabilities, Military Watch wrote.
In April, the PLA Navy also tested a hypersonic anti-ship ballistic missile from the Type 055 destroyer.