A hypersonically gliding surface-to-surface missile, rocket-propelled reconnaissance drone, unmanned strike aircraft and a supersonic anti-ship missile are among the most important weapons China has chosen to show off. The country also revealed its new ICBM among a range of new and upgraded weapons at its National Day parade. Less than six years after a hypersonic glider entered flight-testing, it has appeared on the nose of what China calls the DF-17. “The DF-17 conventional ...

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