The US sees a threat in Chinese supersonic "non-missiles": American air defenses are powerless in the face of such technologies
Supersonic missile modules instilled fear in the United States. US defense secretary Lloyd Austin said on Thursday that this technologies “increases tensions in the region”.
“We have concerns about the military capabilities that the PRC continues to pursue. Again, the pursuit of those capabilities increases tensions in the region,” Austin said. “It just underscores why we consider the PRC to be our pacing challenge. We’ll continue to maintain the capabilities to defend and deter against a range of potential threats from the PRC to ourselves and to our allies.”
China denies that the trial launch of a supersonic engine into Earth orbit in July was a test of a combat missile capable of evading US air defenses deployed in North America, Europe and several Asian countries.
Experts from the United States and South Korea, where the US army has concentrated almost 30 thousand pieces of military equipment and soldiers, directly state that a supersonic missile was created with a purpose of evading U.S. missile defenses.
China assures that it was testing of a reusable space vehicle, not a missile.
However, at the meeting between South Korean Defense Minister Suh Wook and US defense secretary Lloyd Austin, the military potential of North Korea was also touched upon, which, according to their southern neighbor, fears Kim Jong-un's missile power.
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