We’re ‘five years behind’ China in hypersonic weapons

During parts of an interview with Fox News broadcast on Friday’s edition of “Special Report”, Senator Angus King (I-ME) said that China and Russia “have outstripped” the US on hypersonic weapons technology, and that he thinks we are “five years behind” China in technology.

King said, “Frankly, the Chinese and the Russians just beat us to it.”

He also said, “We’re probably, I think, five years behind on the position of the Chinese.” And “they don’t mind failing the tests. We have this idea that we have to do exactly the right thing and every test has to be a success. They have [had] a series of failures, [from] each of them, they learned something.

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