Trump touts new ‘super-duper’ missile that can allegedly travel 17 times faster than current missiles
President Trump on Friday touted a mysterious new military asset: a missile that could travel significantly faster than any warhead the U.S. currently has in its arsenal.
“Space is going to be the future, both in terms of defense and offense and so many other things,” Trump said. “And already, from what I’m hearing and based on reports, we’re now the leader in space.”
A Pentagon spokesman was asked about the “super-duper missile” during a subsequent press call and referred reporters back to the White House.
Friday evening, Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Hoffman tweeted, “The Department of Defense is working on developing a range of hypersonic missiles to counter our adversaries.”
The Department of Defense is working on developing a range of hypersonic missiles to counter our adversaries. https://t.co/ATb1XLHFtl
— Jonathan Rath Hoffman (@ChiefPentSpox) May 15, 2020