The Americans are trying to catch up with the Russians, testing the hypersonic missile

The US military and navy, under the surveillance of the Missile Defense Office (MDA) on Friday reported according to Newsweek magazine that they launched together a “hypersonic glider (C-HGB) that was flying at hypersonic speed to the point of impact.” It was dropped “from the Kauai Test Center in Hawaii on March 19 at 10:30 pm local time (9:30 CET)”. The test was a follow-up to an older test in October 2017 when, according to Vice-Admiral Johnny Wolfe, project manager, “C-HGB reached gliding speed at hypersonic speed to target distance.”

The US spends twice more on defense than China, Russia and India combined Foreign US spends twice more on defense than China, Russia and India combined “In this test, we put the system under additional pressure. He was able to cope with it, ”added Vice Admiral to DefenseNews,“ today we have validated our concept and are now ready to move to the next stage to gain the ability to perform hypersonic strikes. ”

After the test, the US armed forces said that “the goal is to have hypersonic weapons in the early or mid-twenties.” According to the Ministry of Defense, the C-HGB should serve as the basis for an offensive hypersonic weapon that would be fired from land and sea and equipped with a warhead, homing device and heat shield.

Moscow has a head start The United States is trying to catch up with the head start of Russia, which was already equipped with a hypersonic Avantgrad missile at the end of last year, which, according to a Russian report, was able to fly up to 27 times faster than sound.

Russia is developing new weapons to prevent anyone from fighting it, Putin said Europe Russia is developing new weapons to prevent anyone from fighting it, Putin said Russian President Vladimir Putin said Russia has developed this missile because the United States has withdrawn from the missile restriction agreement defense ABM, which allowed them to develop modern and efficient missile and create an anti-missile umbrella, as provided primarily by the naval system Aegis or ground THAAD and GBI.

Putin described the missile as an “absolute weapon”, which is “absolutely invulnerable” means of air defense and is intended to deter everyone from attacking Russia. Moscow is also testing Cirkon’s hypersonic missiles fired from ships and similar missiles called Kinzal, which launches MiG-31 fighters.