What is DF 27?

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China recently tested a new hypersonic missile called DF-27.

About DF 27:

  • It is an hypersonic ballistic missile developed by China.
  • Range: 5,000 to 8,000 kilometers meaning that it can  hit any target in the Asia-Pacific region.
  • It has a “hypersonic glide” capability making it able to maneuver to escape missile defences.
  • It is capable of carrying both nuclear and conventional warheads.

Did you know?

  • Hypersonic missiles travel at speeds of at least Mach 5 — five times the speed of sound — and can manoeuvre mid-flight, making them harder to track and intercept.


Q1) What is a Ballistic Missile?

Ballistic missile is a rocket-propelled self-guided strategic-weapons system that follows a ballistic trajectory to deliver a payload from its launch site to a predetermined target. Ballistic missiles can carry conventional high explosives as well as chemical, biological, or nuclear munitions.

Source: China Tested New DF-27 Hypersonic ICBM That Can Penetrate Mainland US Defense Systems — Leaked Info