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US, UK & Australia to Develop Hypersonic Weapons

The UK, US and Australia announced that they are working on developing hypersonic weapons military technology as part of their new trilateral security pact called AUKUS. They plan to “accelerate the development of advanced hypersonic and counter-hypersonic capabilities,” according to a joint statement.

The AUKUS leaders, i.e. Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison, US President Joe Biden and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, said in a joint statement that they are also strengthening defence cooperation on issues like electronic warfare, where rivals seek to use the electromagnetic spectrum to gain an advantage on the battlefield.

“Considering Russia’s unprovoked, unjustified, and unlawful invasion of Ukraine, we repeated our commitment to an international system that respects human rights, the rule of law, and the peaceful resolution of disputes free from coercion,” they said in the statement.

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