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Mach 30 wind tunnel to ‘put China decades’ ahead in hypersonic race


A Chinese physicist has said that a new wind tunnel in Beijing to be unveiled “soon” will put China decades ahead of the rest of the world in hypersonic technology.


Chinese Academy of Sciences researcher Han Guilai told an online lecture last week that the JF-22 wind tunnel, in Beijing’s Huairou district, was capable of simulating flights at up to 10km per second – 30 times the speed of sound. Together with an existing facility, also in Beijing, it would put China “about 20 to 30 years ahead” of the West.


Read More at https://www.scmp.com/news/china/science/article/3135491/mach-30-wind-tunnel-put-china-decades-ahead-hypersonic-race

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