The Pentagon began to develop measures to counter hypersonic weapons, Russia and China

The Pentagon began to develop measures to counter hypersonic weapons, Russia and China

Moscow. 17 Jan. INTERFAX.RU — currently, the Pentagon is looking for ways of developing levels of tracking missiles, primarily from existing sensors that are deployed in space, the media reported with reference to the Agency for missile defense.

The Pentagon is actively developing measures to counter hypersonic weapons possessed by Russia and China. In order to track the flight of hypersonic missiles are expected to use appropriate sensors in space, the Agency said at a briefing for correspondents accredited to the Pentagon.

It has informed that it is studying the possibility of establishing a space-based system, in which the spacecraft will be equipped with missiles capable of destroying warheads in space.

As noted by the Agency, another activity is the development of ways of disabling ballistic missiles immediately after their launch. For these purposes there is the option of equipping the new types of missiles stealth fighters F-35, which can patrol places of the alleged missile launches.

On Thursday, as expected, during a visit to the Pentagon comprehensive review of the current state of U.S. missile defense will be presented by President Donald trump.

A senior White house official on condition of anonymity, told reporters that the new strategy is aimed first and foremost against threats from the so-called “rogue States” — Iran and North Korea, as for Russia and China, that the United States provide them with transparency in their missile defense plans.

He noted that President Donald trump seeks to establish with Russia and China have normal relations.

According to officials, “to deter potential nuclear threats from Russia and China the US continues to rely on its nuclear Arsenal”.

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