WASHINGTON: The United States announced that it has successfully tested a prototype unarmed hypersonic missile, a weapon that could potentially dominate the opponent’s defense system.
According to a report published in the Dawn newspaper, the Pentagon said that on March 5, the experimental missile flew at a certain point at hypersonic speeds, which increased the sound speed by 5 times.
The experiment was a continuation of the US Army and Navy’s first combined experience in October 2017, when prototype missiles showed a target to glide at a hypersensitive speed.
In a statement, Vice Admiral Johnny Wolf said, ‘Today we have validated our design and are now ready to move on to the next stage of the HyperSonic Attack’.
The Hyper Sonic weapon capable of carrying combat warfare, especially nuclear warfare, is a new and dangerous level for many. ‘
These missiles are capable of traveling at a much lower altitude than nuclear-capable missiles at high speeds, and can also change their target over time and do not follow the prediction command like traditional missiles that track it. And makes it difficult.
Even as a conventional armed non-nuclear weapon, analysts see it as increasing the risk of conflict because opponents may know how well-armed they are and when they are launched.
The Pentagon is putting pressure on Moscow and Beijing to race the Hyper Sonic missile, even fearing it will increase the risk of nuclear conflict to an alarming extent.
In the fiscal year 2021 budget, the US Department of Defense requested $ 3 billion 20 million for the hypersonic program, which is $ 2 billion more this year.
According to the report, the goal of the United States is to get the hypersensitivity deployed by 2023.
In December last year, Russia announced that it had installed the first advanced hypersonic missile, making it the first country to claim a capable operating hypersonic weapon.
China, on the other hand, is clearly investing in its development and last year it showcased the DF-17 hypersonic glide vehicle at a military parade on National Day.