The secretary of the Army wants to accelerate research into hypersonic and other advanced weapons.
The move comes after Pentagon officials said in recent months they fear the U.S. may be lagging behind in hypersonics.
The U.S. Air Force awarded Lockheed Martin Corp. a contract to develop a prototype hypersonic cruise missile.
Gen. Mark Milley sees the Army fielding hypersonic weapons to counter similar threats from adversaries such as Russia.
The Pentagon sees hypersonic weaponry as a potential game changer.
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