“We have directed significant funds to the development of anti-hypersonic capabilities, because we want to be sure that we can defend ourselves against hypersonic weapons,” Hicks quotes the Pentagon.

She added that work is also underway on America's own supersonic weapons.

At the end of May, a Zircon hypersonic missile was launched from the Barents Sea as part of testing new types of weapons.

The firing was carried out by the lead frigate of project 22530 "Admiral Gorshkov of the Fleet of the Soviet Union".

The sea target was located in the White Sea at a distance of about 1,000 km.

According to the Ministry of Defense, the target was hit.

On July 31, at a parade in St. Petersburg, Putin announced that the first Zircon would be put on the ship Admiral Gorshkov.