XingKong-2 (XK-2) Chinese hypersonic waverider vehicle

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antigravite said:
Hmmm… protective fairing released somewhere between 13 and 29km in this case?

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Ah, so it's just outer cover. Found scetches with proposed visual look in one of links.
 

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAmZJoF_i5w
 

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Not sure if this is the best place for this.

https://www.realcleardefense.com/articles/2018/08/24/chinas_new_missile_force_new_ambitions_new_challenges_113739.html

At the end of 2015 the missile branch of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), the Second Artillery Force (第二炮兵部队), was formally elevated to a full service and renamed the Rocket Force (火箭军; PLARF) part of a sweeping drive to improve the PLA’s joint operations, command and control, and combat effectiveness.

The establishment of the PLARF signals the increasing importance of conventional and nuclear missiles to PLA warfighting and deterrence capabilities. It also foreshadows continued, substantial investment in missile force modernization at both tactical and strategic levels in the years ahead.
 
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