Losing Tech War To China? After Hypersonic Missiles, Ex-Google CEO Says US Far Behind In Another Critical Technology

The United States is lagging behind China in the research and development of hypersonic weapons technology. Top American military officers and defense industry leaders have already raised the alarm about China’s rapid progress in the hypersonic domain.

In July last year, China conducted a hypersonic weapon test, propelling a missile around the world at Mach 5 speed or five times the speed of sound. This sparked widespread panic among the US military top brass, who described the situation as “very close” to a “Sputnik moment”.

Later, Raytheon’s Chief Executive Officer claimed that Washington is years behind Beijing in its development