WASHINGTON, (BM) – The US military will begin active testing of hypersonic weapons in 2020, said Admiral Charles Richard, head of the Strategic Command (STRATK) of the US Armed Forces, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.
He called 2020 “the key to the development of hypersonic weapons,” RIA Novosti reports.
“The agency is beginning to actively conduct flight tests in many areas and is preparing an industrial base for the production of these systems,” Richard said.
According to the head of STRATKOM, the development of hypersonic weapons will provide the United States with a “permanent, visible and global presence,” which is aimed at “influencing enemy behavior at all stages of the conflict without crossing the nuclear threshold.”
According to Richard, through the development of these systems, the United States “will provide effective containment potential.”
Earlier it was reported that the United States stopped one of two projects to create a hypersonic missile, focusing on the development program of a split hypersonic complex “Air-based quick-response weapons” (ARRW). It was reported that the completion of work on the creation of the rocket is scheduled for 2021, and they plan to put them into service with the Air Force in 2022.
Prior to this, the Bully House suggested that Congress allocate $ 3.2 billion in the development of hypersonic weapons in the budget for the fiscal year 2021.
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