US is ‘years behind’ China on hypersonic weapons, Raytheon head says

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US is ‘years behind’ China on hypersonic weapons, Raytheon head says
Defence contractor CEO Gregory Hayes says the superfast technology is
the most destabilising threat to the homeland
While the Pentagon has a number of programmes in development, the
Chinese military has actually fielded the weapons
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Defence contractor Raytheon Technologies Corp is developing hypersonic
weapons for the US military. Photo: ReutersDefence contractor Raytheon
Technologies Corp is developing hypersonic weapons for the US military.
Photo: Reuters

Defence contractor Raytheon Technologies Corp is developing hypersonic
weapons for the US military. Photo: Reuters
The head of defence contractor Raytheon has said the US is years behind
China in its pursuit of hypersonic weapons which can bob and weave
through the atmosphere at more than five times the speed of sound.
Hypersonics capability is “the most destabilising threat to the
homeland. The time to react is very, very short,” said Gregory Hayes,
CEO of Raytheon Technologies, which is developing a hypersonic cruise
missile with the US military.
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