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Space Force General Issues Warning about American Hypersonic Missile Capability [Video]

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Last month, we reported that China successfully conducted a test with a hypersonic missile system.

Now a US Space Force general is warning about the state of U.S. hypersonic technology compared to Russia and China.

American hypersonic missile capabilities are “not as advanced” as those of China or Russia, Space Force General David Thompson said Saturday at the Halifax International Security Forum in Canada, signaling that the U.S. is behind in developing the newest and most cutting-edge weaponry.

Thompson admitted during an interview that the U.S. lagging behind the other two countries is potentially dangerous for national security.

“We have catching up to do very quickly, the Chinese have an incredible hypersonic program,” he said. “It’s a very concerning development … it greatly complicates the strategic warning problem.”

Thompson also expanded upon the capabilities of hypersonic missiles and explained why Americans should be concerned.

He compared a hypersonic glide vehicle to a “magical snow ball.” …