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Special envoy: US not planning to build nuclear hypersonic weapons

The US does not plan to build a nuclear hypersonic weapons, said the special envoy of the U.S. President for arms control Marshall Billingsley.

"Hypersonic (weapons) involves a number of advantages. I think that the US wants no nuclear weapons in this region, and conventional hypersonic weapons (non-nuclear – ed.)," said Billingsley at a hearing of the U.S. Senate Committee on foreign Affairs.

"Kill any target in Russia": what new weapons developed in the United States

Long-range, accurate, powerful — the fall of the American group Northrop Grumman will receive from the military budget of the country the first tranche of $ 85 billion allocated for the creation of new Intercontinental ballistic missiles. It is expected that by the middle 30's, this weapon will completely replace all 450 ICBM silo-based Minuteman III force strategic deterrence of the United States. About what is known about promising rocket — in the material RIA Novosti.

The competition for the new silo-based ICBMs in the US announced in 2016. For the order decided to fight two industrial giants, such as Boeing and Northrop Grumman. In 2017, the company received money from the budget on the sketch plan 349 and 329 million dollars respectively.