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Hicks says Pentagon has different employment strategy for hypersonics than China, Russia

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Pentagon leaders are “laser-focused” on developing new capabilities like hypersonic weapons, but they also plan to employ the systems differently than competitors like China or Russia, Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks told reporters Thursday. Hypersonic missiles are designed to fly faster than Mach 5 and be highly maneuverable. The weapons are anticipated to provide military advantage in the next era of warfare, prompting a sharp focus…