Sunday, December 30, 2018

Could North Korea and Iran Could Acquire Hypersonic Weapons?

Reuters

Zachary Keck, National Interest: Forget Russia: North Korea and Iran Could Acquire Hypersonic Weapons

It is extremely likely that Tehran and Pyongyang will acquire hypersonic missiles, according to a senior U.S. general.

Hypersonic weapons for everyone?

It is extremely likely that Iran and North Korea will acquire hypersonic missiles, according to a senior U.S. general.

Back in April, Lt. Gen. Samuel Greaves, the director of the Missile Defense Agency, testified to the Senate Appropriations Defense Subcommittee. During the hearing, Sen. Susan Collins asked Greaves about the risk that China and Russia’s hypersonic missile technology will be proliferated to countries like North Korea and Iran. “I assess that risk as extremely high,” Greaves responded. “I don’t see what will prevent it from happening.” He added that this is the reason why “the hypersonic threat is something that we need to address expediently.”

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WNU Editor: Only three countries are currently developing hypersonic weapons (U.S., Russia, and China), and they are doing so at great cost while overcoming many technical and engineering difficulties. Can North Korea and Iran develop and deploy hypersonic weapons .... for the moment no. But in the future .... anything is possible.

1 comment:

Dov Sar said...

Notice the world "acquire" is used...it's highly likely that North Korea and/or Iran will be given or sold them by China or Russia. The ultimate proxy war would be to give nukes to North Korea or Iran and let them take the retaliation.