Foreign media have reported that China has tested a new hypersonic missile.
Foreign media reported, citing several intelligence sources, that the experiment was carried out last August.
According to foreign media reports, the missile orbiting the planet has successfully reached its target and the US intelligence has been surprised by the progress made by China.
A hypersonic missile is capable of traveling at five times the speed of sound.
The reports further state that it is difficult to capture a hypersonic missile by enemy missile defense systems.
Five countries in the world, including the United States, Russia and China, are trying to develop a hypersonic missile.
China and Taiwan are currently working hard to demonstrate their military prowess, and international analysts say China's covert test of a hypersonic missile will trigger that heat.