Experts for the Air Force Studies Board at the National Academies of Science concluded that the US may face a threat from this ‘new class of weapons.’ This graphic from the report shows operational flight information for high-speed maneuvering weapons
Washington Free Beacon: Air Force: Hypersonic Missiles From China, Russia Pose Growing Danger to U.S.
U.S. falling behind in race for high-speed maneuvering weapons.
The United States is vulnerable to future attack by hypersonic missiles from China and Russia and is falling behind in the technology race to develop both defensive and offensive high-speed maneuvering arms, according to a new Air Force study.
“The People’s Republic of China and the Russian Federation are already flight-testing high-speed maneuvering weapons (HSMWs) that may endanger both forward deployed U.S. forces and even the continental United States itself,” an executive summary of the report says.
“These weapons appear to operate in regimes of speed and altitude, with maneuverability that could frustrate existing missile defense constructs and weapon capabilities.”
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Update #1: Chilling Air Force report warns Russia and China's hypersonic missiles 'may endanger the United States' (Daily Mail)
Update #2: Air Force Study Warns US Falling Behind China, Russia in Hypersonic Missiles (Sputnik)
WNU Editor: Here comes another arms race.