UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — The United States must make up for its current delay compared to Russia and China as regards hypersonic weapons, according to a memo signed by the acting secretary of the US Navy.
The U.S. military must ensure supremacy in the development and possession of the hypersonic weapon, said Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly in a memo quoted by Breaking Defense.
To illustrate the current delay of the United States in this area compared to Russia and China, he referred to the launch of the first artificial satellite of Earth made by the Soviet Union in 1957.
“This reminder of the past must strengthen our understanding that important technological advances, such as the hypersonic weapon, have the potential to destabilize global security and create a threat to our nation,” said Modly.
Still according to him, after the launch of the Soviet sputnik, the United States ” increased research and development spending to 3.6% of GDP”, which made it possible to create three generations of intercontinental ballistic missiles within a period five years old.
Hypersonic weapons in service of the Russian army
In late December, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu announced the entry into service of the first operational regiment equipped with Avangard hypersonic systems .
Previously, Vladimir Putin had announced that the Russian troops were already equipped with Kinjal hypersonic missiles .
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