US Strategic Command Observed Russia, China Operating Hypersonic MissilesRussian Defence MinistryMilitary & Intelligence00:42 18.04.2018Get short URL101
COLORADO SPRINGS (Sputnik) – The States United has observed Russia and China operating hypersonic missiles, US Strategic Command (STRATCOM) commander Gen. John Hyten told reporters.
“We observed Russia and China operating hypersonic missiles,” Hyten said on Tuesday. “We have observed both Russia and China testing hypersonic capabilities.”
Earlier, Gen. John Hyten in his testimony before the US Senate Armed Services Committee admitted that there is nothing in the US arsenal that could stop Russia’s new hypersonic weapons.
According to local media, President Trump voiced concerns in a phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin over his Russian counterpart’s speech about creation and deployment of ultra-long cruise missiles and nuclear torpedoes capable of overpowering all US strategic defense systems.
Gen. John Hyten also told reporters on Tuesday that the United States and Russia need more dialogue, including at the strategic level, military-to-military dialogue.
“I will always advocate for more dialogue with our potential adversaries. I would like to have more dialogue on the strategic level with Russia and China both,” Hyten said. “I continue to advocate for the State Department to have dialogues, I advocate for the administration, I advocate for mil-to-mil dialogues from our nation’s military leadership including myself.”