The US Strategic Command has observed both Russia and China operating hypersonic missiles of varied capabilities, Gen. John Hyten confirmed on April 18.
“I won’t give you any specifics about the means we use to watch that. I won’t give you any of the technical specifics about the capabilities of those missiles,” the head of U.S. Strategic Command told reporters at the Space Symposium. “But I can tell you that we have observed both Russia and China testing hypersonic capabilities.”
“I will always advocate for more dialogue with our potential adversaries. I would like to have more dialogue on the strategic level with Russia and China both,” Hyten continued. “I continue to advocate for the State Department to have dialogues, I advocate for the administration, I advocate for mil-to-mil dialogues from our nation’s military leadership including myself.”
“There is no doubt in my mind that we will to have to deploy defensive counter space systems because our adversaries are building offensive counter space systems and we are going to have to defend ourselves.“
Hyten’s comments contradicts to the mainstream media’s initial narrative that Russia’s new “invincible” hypersonic weapons are fake. On March 1, President Vladimir Putin gave his annual state-of-the-nation address to the country’s Federal Assembly and unveiled the country’s six new state of the art strategic weapon systems.