Vice-Chairman of the joint chiefs of staff U.S. army General John Chitapata: Jeenah Moon / Reuters
USA was the leader in the field of hypersonic weapons, but the development failed, and to restore the positions now will take years. About it RIA Novosti reported, quoting the Deputy Chairman of the joint chiefs of staff U.S. army General John Hatena.
“We were ahead ten years ago. We had two programs, two prototype… They didn’t work very well,” acknowledged Khayten during a speech at the Center for international strategic studies in Washington.
After the failure in the development began long-term study of the causes of failures, and then the program was canceled. The General noted that the United States will take years to recover, and urged to accelerate this process.
USA lately, actively working on the creation of hypersonic missiles. In 2018, the American government began the development of missiles “air — land”. Parallel is created hypersonic missile of distant radius of action for the air force. In early January, the President of the United States Donald trump confirmed the fact that the development of hypersonic weapons.
In December 2019, the Pentagon mark Esper recognized that the United States lagged behind Russia in the development of hypersonic weapons. He noted that the Ministry of defence on the possibility of “investing every dollar” in this area.
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