Hypersonic attacks by Russia, China threaten US, says official


The United States is not prepared to counter hypersonic attacks as China and Russia step up their capabilities for the ultra-fast weapons, a top Pentagon official said.

Michael Griffin, the under secretary of defence for research and engineering, said on Tuesday (Nov 13) that the US has not significantly invested in such transformative technology since Ronald Reagan’s presidency.

“If the United States is going to remain ahead, we have to reinvest,” he said at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies.