“I think this is probably a matter of a couple of years, if you like,” said Esper, answering the question of how close the United States is to receiving hypersonic weapons.
On August 19, the Pentagon announced the test of a banned INF Treaty cruise missile. As noted in the military department, the development of a new rocket began in February.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov indicated that Washington was preparing to test the missile long before the INF Treaty ceased to exist.
On August 21, it became known that Russia and China requested a meeting of the UN Security Council on the issue of US missile development.
More details in the material RT.