General Hyten: US has no defense against Russia’s new weapons

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The United States of America has no defense against Russian and Chinese hypersonic weapons. This was stated by the US Air Force General John Hyten during hearings on the armed forces in the Senate.

“We watched them [Russia and China] test supersonic technologies, we do not have any protection that could counter the use of such weapons against us,” said Hyten.

According to the general, Washington’s only “defense” is “the threat of nuclear retaliation”.

“We would respond by deterrence forces, which include nuclear capabilities” he stressed.

Earlier, Colonel-General Sergei Surovikin, Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Armed Forces, spoke about the characteristics of the Dagger complex (“Kinzhal”), which Russian President Vladimir Putin mentioned in his message to the Federal Assembly. Many speculated whether or not the weapon was real – its delivery for use in the Russian Armed Forces took place yesterday.

 

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