This is coolbert:
"The hype around Russian and Chinese hypersonic weapons, with names such
as Avangard, Kinzhal, DF-ZF, and Starry Sky 2, can suggest that the U.S.
has somehow fallen behind these countries in hypersonic weapon
research. That’s not necessarily true . . . The U.S. could go from one
tested weapon in 2017 to up to four different weapons by 2022 if all
goes according to plan.
FOUR DIFFERENT USA HYPERSONIC WEAPONS AND DEPLOYED BY 2022. EACH ADDITIONALLY BETTER THAN THE RUSSIAN OR CHINESE COUNTER-PART!!
All the courtesy of Popular Mechanics and the tip from Tyler Durden of Zero Hedge Internet web site.
"The First U.S. Hypersonic Weapons: Arrow and Hacksaw"
"The U.S. is racing to catch up with Russian and Chinese hypersonic weapons."
READ FURTHER AMERICAN HYPERSONIC MISSILES:
1. "AGM-183A Air-Launched Rapid Response Weapon"
2. "The Air Force Is Working on 'Hacksaw,' a Mach 5 Missile"
3. "Lockheed to Build a Mach 20 Hypersonic Weapon System"
4. "Hypersonic Air-breathing Weapon Concept (HAWC)"
5. "The Pentagon Wants a Mix of Hypersonic Weapons. Here’s Why"
* American hypersonic missiles superior to the Russian or Chinese equivalent? More of them, more accurate, more lethal?
* Hypersonics having a potentiality for global reach if carried to the vicinity of the target by American strategic bombers B-52 and B-1 functioning as stand-off delivery vehicles.
* There will exist a capacity for atomic warheads to be carried by the hypersonics?
To a degree also this reminds of the various missile gap and bomber gap from sixty years ago. American military establishment in a tizzy. American military capacity as perceived "lagging" potential adversaries. Lagging now longer apparently.
"tizzy: a highly excited and distracted state of mind"