US accelerates ballistic missile defense

U.S. lawmakers have introduced a bipartisan bill aimed at improving US missile defense capabilities, writes ZeroHedge.

Democratic Senator Brian Schatz of Hawaii and Republican Senator Dan Sullivan of Alaska presented an Integrated Missile Defense Bill S. 2980 on May 24, which, after two readings, was submitted to the US Senate Armed Forces Committee.

The bill provides for new efforts to further accelerate the improvement of protection against hypersonic missiles and the development of space sensors.

Senators referred to a number of senior military officials who warned that China and Russia are developing new technologies, including hypersonic missiles, which could fundamentally change the situation in the military sphere.

“Last year, Congress, working closely with the administration of US President Donald Trump, made much-needed efforts to drastically strengthen and advance our country’s missile defense,” said Senator Sullivan.

“This year, continuing to work in a bipartisan mode, our bill finally allows the full development and deployment of space sensors. This important measure also helps us prepare our missile defense systems and make them more interoperable and effective against an ever-evolving missile threat, ”he said.

“In addition, this bill aims to better align our missile defense with the National Defense Strategy of 2018, including faster deployment of advanced capabilities to address future threats, better integration of our missile defense systems and greater cooperation with allies and partners in missile defense technology “Added Senator Sullivan.

“As for North Korea, we can hope for the best, but prepare for the worst,” said Senator Schatz.

“I strongly support diplomacy, but at the same time, this bill strengthens our missile defense system and protects Hawaii, Alaska and the mainland from missile threats,” added Schatz.

According to Vesti.Ekonomika, the US president, after returning from the summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, said that the DPRK is no longer a nuclear threat and is not “the biggest and most dangerous problem for the United States.”

A historic meeting between the US President and the DPRK leader took place on June 12 in Singapore. Trump promised after the summit that the denuclearization of North Korea would begin “very soon.”

Senators Schatz and Sullivan said the US Secretary of Defense will “submit a report to Congressional Defense Committees” detailing how the ministry plans to accelerate its hypersonic missile defense program in the next three months.

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