A Top Space Force General Is Sounding the Alarm Over What China and Russia Have Been Doing

A Top Space Force General Is Sounding the Alarm Over What China and Russia Have Been Doing


The United States is losing the race to remain on top as China and Russia develop hypersonic weapons, according to a top Space Force commander.

“We’re not as advanced as the Chinese or the Russians in terms of hypersonic programs,” Gen. David Thompson, vice chief of space operations, said Saturday during an appearance at the Halifax International Security Forum, according to Politico.

Noting that China recently had a successful hypersonic weapons test and Russia recently launched its version of a hypersonic missile, he said the United States has “catching up to do very quickly.”

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Hypersonic vehicles travel at Mach 5, five times the speed of sound, or faster, but also have advanced maneuverability capability that allows them to dodge existing weapons systems and radar.

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