According to US Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall, there is a real arms race between Washington and Beijing to create the best hypersonic weapons.
& quot; Race weapons have been going on for a long time, but now we are not talking about the number of weapons, but about the best quality. The Chinese authorities are very active in this race, '' the head of the US Air Force explained to Reuters. He added that Washington is focusing on Iraq and Afghanistan, and therefore not enough attention has been paid to hypersonic weapons.
“I can’t say that we didn’t do anything, but we didn’t do enough. Our A-10 aircraft and MQ-9 UAVs continue to be effective weapons, but we cannot scare China with this, '' Kendall emphasized, writes Reuters.