The United States is not in an arms race to develop hypersonic capabilities. This was stated by US Deputy Secretary of Defense Caitlin Hicks, writes TASS .
She admitted that Moscow and Beijing “invested heavily” in this area . At the same time, according to Hicks, in Washington “do not try to be equal to what another country is doing.” “We are more interested in having the means that perform their function, that meet the requirements, according to our military plans,” she said.
Later, Director of the US Navy’s Strategic Systems Program, Vice Adm. hypersonic weapons. He noted that the Pentagon is now seeking to increase the pace of testing and research to introduce this technology.