Science Magazine Reveals Material Challenges the US Is Having in Developing the Latest
The author of the material discussed the topic with various experts. One of them, aerospace engineer Mark Lewis, said the Pentagon has been dreaming of maneuverable hypersonic weapons since the start of the Cold War. However, due to poor financing of the industry, the idea was postponed.
The US leadership has returned to it relatively recently. Now the Pentagon is investing a billion dollars each year in development. It is reported that competitors in the person of China and Russia spurred the Americans.
Another aerospace engineer, Iain Boyd, said national pride was at stake. In fact, a new arms race has begun.
China, for example, already has a plannerhypersonic warhead "Dongfeng-17." And, as the senior fellow at the American Council on Foreign Policy says, the American missile defense system is practically powerless before him. In addition, in Russia, Avangard hypersonic systems have already taken up combat duty.