China adds 5th force, near-space command loaded with hypersonic weapons.

This post comes from Interesting Engineering.com. “The Asian superpower has a first-mover advantage in a space that is not typically used by militaries around the world and can cause major damage with its new-age tools.

China has allegedly added a fifth force, a “near-space command,” to strengthen its military prowess, the South China Morning Post reported. The newest wing of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) is in the process of “rapid development,” researchers from the National University of Defence Technology said in a paper cited by the SCMP.

Advancements in military warfare have led to the development of new-age weapons that do not characteristically fall into the age-old triage of the army, navy, and air forces. The PLA itself has set up a fourth force in place for its rockets and is now heading to a new arena from where it can counter an adversarial attack near space.” Click here to read the rest of this article.

 

 

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