Playing Defensive? Pentagon Splashes $13 Million to Intercept Russian, Chinese Hypersonic Weapons

Right now Russia

Right now Russia is the leading developer and producer of hypersonic weapons, having already deployed its first hypersonic gliders, Avangard. At the same time, China, another country deemed a “near-peer adversary” by the US, has also been heavily investing in the development of such missiles.

The Pentagon’s Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has signed a contract worth $13 million to develop hypersonic weapons interceptors for American air defences with top military aerospace and defence technology company, Northrop Grumman.

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