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Japan and U.S. eye joint research on hypersonic glide interception

New generation of Russian and Chinese weapons can evade existing defenses

China's DF-17 missile is capable of carrying a hypersonic glide vehicle warhead.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Japan and the U.S. will consider joint research on missile technology to intercept hypersonic glide weapons believed to have been deployed by China and Russia, Nikkei has learned.

The plan is to be able to intercept the weapons in the gliding stage before they descend to ground at altitudes that existing defense systems are not designed to respond to.

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