General Milley describes the Chinese weapon test as "very alarming."

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According to a top US military officer, China conducted a disturbing test of a hypersonic missile system recently as part of its aggressive move in space and military technology.General Mark Milley, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was the first Pentagon official to confirm the identity of a Chinese military test this year that was reported to have originated as a nuclear-capable hypersonic weapon that was launched into space and orbited the Earth before re-entering the atmosphere and gliding toward its target in China.Milley said he could not discuss specifics because it involved classified information.According to him, the United States is also working on hypersonic weapons, whose key features include a flight pattern, speed, and maneuverability that make them suitable for evading early warning systems used in US missile defenses.

On The David Rubenstein Show: Peer-to-Peer Conversations on Bloomberg Television, Milley said that what we saw was a very significant demonstration of a hypersonic missile system, and that it is deeply concerning.He said, I believe I saw it in some of the newspapers that they used the term Sputnik moment.I'm not sure if it's really a Sputnik moment, but I do think it's close.The Chinese carried out a significant engineering demonstration or demonstration.

The Soviet Union's Sputnik satellite launch in 1957 shocked the world and sparked US fears that it was falling behind technologically in the early stages of the nuclear age.China has denied Western media reports on its experiment, claiming that it was working on a technology for a re-usable spacecraft for peaceful purposes.China has been expanding its network of underground silos that could be used to launch intercontinental-range nuclear missiles, in addition to its progress in hypersonic weapons, and it has rebuffed US demands to convene nuclear arms control talks.The United States has expressed concern about Chinese attempts to dominate Taiwan, a self-ruled island that China claims as part of its territory, and to assert contested islands and other land features in the South China Sea.