US Congress Pushes Pentagon to Counter China’s Hypersonic Missiles


An artistic rendering of a hypersonic aircraft / AP

An artistic rendering of a hypersonic aircraft / AP

In its report “Pentagon studies ways to counter hypersonic missile threat from China, Russia”, Washington Times says that the US lags behind China and Russia in developing hypersonic missiles as they, especially China, have been busy testing hypersonic glide vehicles and maneuvering ballistic missile warheads.

No existing US missile defense systems can intercept hypersonic maneuvering ballistic missiles. As a result, even US homeland may be attacked by such weapons.

The report says, “Congress has been pushing the Pentagon to deal with the threat. The most recent defense authorization bill signed into law in December requires the Pentagon to create a dedicated office for emerging hypersonic missile threats.”

China has now caught up with the US in weapon development and surpassed the US in certain key areas such as hypersonic weapons that are regarded as major weapons in the future.

Comment by Chan Kai Yee on Washington Times’ report, full text of which can be viewed at http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/feb/22/china-russia-hypersonic-missile-threat-under-revie/

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4 Comments on “US Congress Pushes Pentagon to Counter China’s Hypersonic Missiles”

  1. Mad Max says:

    Aye, and the venerable Public Auditors like PriceWaterhouseCoopers will issue an audit report expressing grave misgivings at the Disunited States as a going concern, and at the unethical if not downright criminal, monetary treatment of the Disunited States of Amerika’s economy.

    The printing of paper money (“fiat money” they call it) is illegal and not in accordance with the standards and rules of proper accounting and thus renders a misleading picture of Amerika’s economic health and performance to the American public and the world at large.

    Unless huge infusion of money can be found from a cash rich White Knight, potential investors and creditors are advised to keep away from doing business with the “previous-managed -by-the-Obama-CEO”, it is difficult to say if the Disunited States of Amerika can continue as a going concern going into 2017 and 2018.

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  2. Simon says:

    And the Americans dare accuse China of stealing their weapons technology.

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  3. Mad Max says:

    Ahh .. the shoe is in another’s foot. Now, the U.S. no longer calls the shot but reacts to Beijing’s and Russia’s moves. It is on the defensive now. What a delight.

    Hear this, all you Congressmen : America is broke, capiz? Bankrupt, comprende? But if you wish to borrow and spend another 18 trillion USD like the “great hypocrite” Obama to arms race China and Russia, you are welcome to.

    Soon, the headlines will read “Collapse of Imperial Amerika!”; “Amerika Broken into 5 States : California, Texas, Washington, Minnesota, Ohio, Declares Secession!”. Eat your schaudenfruede heart out at the USSR’s distingeration, Capitol Hill.

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