CNN, citing a senior Pentagon spokesman, said it tested a hypersonic missile in the United States last March that can reach speeds 17 times the speed of sound.
US President Donald Trump called the new development “super-super-racket.” According to the channel, the American leader showed great interest in her.
The military for the first time confirmed that the rocket called Trump during the tests exceeded the speed of sound by 17 times. According to Pentagon officials, the tests were successful.
Earlier, information about the new development appeared on the network, but there was no official comment about its characteristics or features. Trump previously spoke about it with the wording: this missile is faster than “all existing missiles”.
In fact, he (Donald Trump) had in mind the recent rocket tests we conducted in March, during which the speed exceeded the speed of sound by 17 times.
Traditionally, a weapon is considered hypersonic whose speed exceeds the speed of sound by at least five times. The new weapon is a planing delivery vehicle that is placed on a conventional ballistic missile. This allows the warhead to maneuver after entering the atmosphere.
The channel notes that American developments are still “years behind” the armaments of Russia and China. The Super Super Rocket is unlikely to enter service before 2023.