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China Tests New Space Capability with Hypersonic Missile

•Launch in August of nuclear-capable rocket that circled the globe took US intelligence by surprise By Demetri Sevastopulo in Washington and Kathrin Hille  in Taipei China tested a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile in August that circled the globe before speeding towards its target, demonstrating an advanced space capability that caught US intelligence by surprise. Five people familiar with the test said

Israel successfully tests advanced missile defense system

Israel says it has successfully tested the country's advanced missile defense system capable of defending against ballistic missile threats outside the atmosphere. The Defense Ministry says Monday's successful mission test of the Arrow-3 interceptor is "a major milestone" in Israel's ability to defend itself "against current and future threats in the region."