PressTV- Hypersonic weapons on US Navy’s wish list

The US Navy has placed the development of hypersonic weapons on its “acquisition wish list” after Russia’s recent announcement of successful test and planned its deployment in 2019 of an “invincible” strategic missile that can fly 27 times the speed of sound.

Highlighting the growing concerns of US military officials about Russian and Chinese leading advancements on a technology that may potentially pose the threat of making existing US missile defense systems obsolete, pro-military news outlet further reported on Friday that US Air Force has also put a priority on hypersonic weapons.

According to the report, under a recently proposed plan, Chief of US Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson listed the Navy’s intention to “develop and field an offensive hypersonic weapon by 2025” as a top priority.

Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov announced on Thursday that the country’s new missile, referred to as…

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