Military vehicles carrying DF-17 missiles are on display during a parade to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the founding of Communist China in Beijing in October 2019. Photo: AP
Military vehicles carrying DF-17 missiles are on display during a parade to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the founding of Communist China in Beijing in October 2019. Photo: AP

US in hypersonic weapon ‘arms race’ with China, says Air Force secretary

  • Frank Kendall noted that the US military has focused funds on Iraq and Afghanistan, but has taken its eye off the ball in terms of the next-generation arms
  • Some older aircraft and drones are still useful, but ‘none of these things scare China’, the official says

Military vehicles carrying DF-17 missiles are on display during a parade to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the founding of Communist China in Beijing in October 2019. Photo: AP
Military vehicles carrying DF-17 missiles are on display during a parade to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the founding of Communist China in Beijing in October 2019. Photo: AP
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