“The U.S. missile defense Agency intends to enter into a contract with Boeing as the sole contractor for research and development in the field of system design and integration of complex and high tech systems in order to provide the Agency with the expert opinion necessary for the required improvement of the characteristics of the ballistic defense system,” the contract published by the U.S. missile defense Agency says.
The Pentagon has allocated 240 million to improve missile DEFENSE
According to the contract, work to improve the missile DEFENSE must be performed including for protection against supersonic threats.”
Research and development of anti-ballistic defense improvements are ordered against the background of fears of us officials that the US has nothing to oppose against hypersonic weapons developed in Russia and China.
Earlier, major General Howard Thompson spoke about the weapons of the “fourth dimension” which was seized by Russia and China. This hypersonic weapon in modern conditions of war allows you to” compress the window of decision-making of the enemy and hit targets at high speed around the globe.