China fires DF-15 hypersonic missiles at Taiwan

China fired two hypersonic missiles towards Taiwan.

A few hours ago, the forces of the People's Liberation Army of China (PLA) launched strikes with two DF-15 hypersonic missiles in the waters of the Taiwan Strait. The strikes were launched from distances of about 850 kilometers, and during them the missiles flew over the island, which is the first time such weapons have been used against Taiwan.

According to Chinese sources, the missiles were launched at the same target from different directions - one of the missiles covered a distance of about 850 kilometers, while the second - about 865 kilometers. The missiles crossed the airspace of the island of Taiwan and fell into the sea. We are talking about hypersonic missiles that develop a flight speed of up to 6 MAX.

At the moment, Taipei does not comment on missile launches by the PRC, while, it is noteworthy, at the time of the launches, the sirens in Taiwan were not turned on. This is attributed either to the fact that they did not see a serious threat on the island, or the missile launches were simply not recorded.

It is noteworthy that the Chinese DF-15 hypersonic ballistic missiles are capable of carrying a nuclear warhead with a yield of up to 350 kT, however, during the current launches, the nuclear warhead was not used.