Pentagon complains about lagging behind Russian Federation in hypersonic weapons

 Pentagon complains about lagging behind Russian Federation in hypersonic weapons

Acting Secretary of the US Navy Thomas Modly likens the need to develop hypersonic weapons today to 1957, when the Soviet Union launched the first satellite, Sputnik. The U.S. scrambled to respond to the new reality: the Soviet Union was in space, and the U.S. was not, USNI News reports.

“This historic hindsight should heighten our awareness that major technological breakthroughs such as hypersonic weapons can destabilize the global security environment and pose an existential threat to our nation,” Modly wrote in the memo, USNI News reports.

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