Beijing and Moscow each launched hypersonic missiles last week, while the U.S. is not on track to do so until 2024.
A top Space Force general is warning the U.S. is trailing in a key frontier of modern warfare after China and Russia both successfully launched hypersonic missile in the last week.
“We’re not as advanced as the Chinese or the Russians in terms of hypersonic programs,” Gen. David Thompson, vice chief of space operations, told the Halifax International Security Forum on Saturday.
China launched a hypersonic missile that circled the globe before demolishing a target while Russia launched its own similar missile from a warship in the Arctic.
The United States isn’t set to launch it own hypersonic missile until 2024.