US hypersonic missiles will put entire world in danger: Analyst

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The recent test of a hypersonic missile by the US military threatens to accelerate an arms race between the US and Russia which would ultimately place the entire world in danger, says a political analyst.


“The irony [is] that this is all being done in the interest of national security,” said Max Parry, a journalist and writer in Brooklyn, New York.

These tests put the lives of everyone in the United States, Russia and the entire world in danger, Parry told Press TV on Saturday.

“On both sides of the aisle in Washington, and in the Pentagon, we have people that are on a relentless drive towards what could be a third world war which could have catastrophic consequences,” he added.

The US Defense Department said Friday it had successfully tested an unarmed hypersonic missile, a weapon that could potentially overwhelm other missile defense systems.

According to the Pentagon, the test was conducted successfully on Thursday in the US state of Hawaii, located in the Pacific Ocean.

The test missile flew along the upper atmosphere to a designated impact point at hypersonic speeds, which is over five times the speed of sound, the Pentagon said.

Hypersonic weapons can take missile and nuclear warfare to a new and more threatening level since they can travel much faster than current ballistic and cruise missiles, at different altitudes and with the maneuverability that makes them difficult to track and target with current missile defense systems.

Both Russia and China are developing similar military capabilities as they seek to field the technology and erode America’s military dominance.

In December, Russia declared it had placed into service their first Avangard hypersonic missile, making it the first country to claim an operable hypersonic weapon. China is also investing significantly in the development of hypersonic glide vehicles.

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US hypersonic missiles will put entire world in danger: Analyst

2020/03/1585041238.jpg
Read: 800     13:25     24 March 2020    

The recent test of a hypersonic missile by the US military threatens to accelerate an arms race between the US and Russia which would ultimately place the entire world in danger, says a political analyst.


“The irony [is] that this is all being done in the interest of national security,” said Max Parry, a journalist and writer in Brooklyn, New York.

These tests put the lives of everyone in the United States, Russia and the entire world in danger, Parry told Press TV on Saturday.

“On both sides of the aisle in Washington, and in the Pentagon, we have people that are on a relentless drive towards what could be a third world war which could have catastrophic consequences,” he added.

The US Defense Department said Friday it had successfully tested an unarmed hypersonic missile, a weapon that could potentially overwhelm other missile defense systems.

According to the Pentagon, the test was conducted successfully on Thursday in the US state of Hawaii, located in the Pacific Ocean.

The test missile flew along the upper atmosphere to a designated impact point at hypersonic speeds, which is over five times the speed of sound, the Pentagon said.

Hypersonic weapons can take missile and nuclear warfare to a new and more threatening level since they can travel much faster than current ballistic and cruise missiles, at different altitudes and with the maneuverability that makes them difficult to track and target with current missile defense systems.

Both Russia and China are developing similar military capabilities as they seek to field the technology and erode America’s military dominance.

In December, Russia declared it had placed into service their first Avangard hypersonic missile, making it the first country to claim an operable hypersonic weapon. China is also investing significantly in the development of hypersonic glide vehicles.

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