The international manufacturer of missile systems MBDA has reached a preliminary agreement with Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and France on the creation of a prototype defense system against hypersonic weapons over the next three years. The Daily Telegraph writes about this, citing the company’s executive director, Eric Beranger.
He noted that this project “will contribute to the strengthening of the industry of sovereign missile systems in Europe.” “Technologies in the field of hypersound are developing. MBDA wants to lead Europe towards the most effective solution to contain hypersonic threats,” Beranger emphasized. At the end of April, Director of the Department for Non-Proliferation and Arms Control of the Russian Foreign Ministry Vladimir Yermakov said that the country was ahead of the United States in the development and deployment of advanced hypersonic weapons. According to him, Washington seeks to close this gap with Russia, but it fails to do so. At the same time, he noted that Russia is not obsessed with the “hypersonic race” and intends to systematically improve its weapons.