U.S. President Donald Trump said Friday that the U.S. is currently working on a missile that will fly 17 times faster than currently available missiles, NBC News reported.
“We call it a “super-duper” rocket. And I hear it’s 17 times faster than the missiles we have now,” Trump said at the White House meeting with Space Force Command during a presentation of this type of flag. Trump signed the law establishing the Space Force in December 2019.
According to him, at the same time Russia has missiles 5 times faster than conventional ones, while China is developing missiles that can move 5-6 times faster than existing models. Without specifying what kind of missiles he means, Trump stressed that the U.S. missile is the fastest in the world.
At the same time, he stressed that the U.S. has no other choice because of its “rivals”.
In early February this year, it became known that the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump proposes to spend $3.2 billion in fiscal 2021 to continue the development of hypersonic missiles.
In the second half of March, the Pentagon announced a successful test in Hawaii of a missile capable of moving at several times the speed of sound.