Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2020
Maiden Flight: 14 January 2014
Total Production: ?
Also Known As: HGV, Hypersonic Glide Vehicle and WU-14
Origin: China
Parent System: DF-ZF
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2020
Maiden Flight: 9 January 2014
Total Production: ?
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Description: The Chinese DF-ZF Hypersonic Glide Vehicle (HGV), dubbed WU-14, is a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile delivery vehicle designed to penetrate the United States ballistic missile defenses. The HGV payload is launched as the final stage of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). The HGV hypersonic vehicle is capable of speeds between Mach 5 (+6,000 kilometers per hour) and Mach 10 (+12,000 kilometers per hour) at altitudes of up to 62 miles (100 kilometers). An hypersonic cruise missile can perform precision strikes with relative low altitude and flat trajectory which makes it difficult to detect and neutralize by conventional air and missile defenses. The first test of the new weapon was carried out over China on January 9, 2014. The Chinese Global Times reported that the maximum speed achieved by the WU-14 during the test was actually Mach 20 instead of Mach 10 as reported by the United States. The weapon was re-named DF-ZF in November 2015.

DF-ZF Applications

Offensive Weapons DF-17

DF-ZF Specifications

Max Cruising Flight Altitude: 62 mile (99,758 meter)
Cruise Speed: 5 mach (5,978 kph)
Top Speed at High Altitude: 10 mach (3,320 mps)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
Meters (m)   Kilometers (km)   Nautic Miles (nm)   Inch (in)   Yard (yd)   Foot (ft)   Millimeter (mm)
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Meters per Second (mps)   Kilometers per Hour (kph)   Knot (kt)   Miles per Hour (mph)
Liter (l)   Galon (gl)
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Shaft-Horse-Power (shp)

DF-ZF News

There are 12 news between
14 Jan 2014 and 4 Apr 2019
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Thursday, April 4, 2019US to Deploy Satellites Capable of Detecting Russian and Chinese Hypersonic Missiles
Sunday, August 5, 2018China Successfully Tests Sky Star-2 Hypersonic Waverider Vehicle
Friday, January 26, 2018China to Deploy DF-41 and DF-17 Ballistic Missiles in the Near Future
Thursday, December 28, 2017China Successfully Tested DF-17 Medium Range Ballistic Missile Equipped with Hypersonic Glide Warhead
Monday, August 22, 2016Russia to Deploy Hypersonic Cruise Missiles Sooner Than Expected
Wednesday, April 27, 2016China Successfully Flight-Tests DF-ZF Hypersonic Maneuvering Warhead
Saturday, November 28, 2015China Successfully Conducts Sixth Test Flight of DF-ZF Hypersonic Weapon
Sunday, June 28, 2015Russian Yu-71 Hypersonic Glider Intended to Overcome any Missile Defense
Thursday, June 11, 2015China Conducts Fourth Test of WU-14 Strategic Nuclear Delivery Vehicle
Friday, December 5, 2014China Tests Third WU-14 Hypersonic Strike Vehicle

Operators & Related Equipment


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