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They can take out targets faster than enemies can respond by destroying a wide range of air, sea, land and space targets. Traveling at five-times the speed of sound, they are nearly impossible to defend against and place fighter jets, ships, ground vehicles, satellites and ground assets at tremendous risk of nearly instant destruction -- they are hypersonic weapons.
Russia should watch out.
What if a Russian armored vehicle column were approaching for attack, maneuvering between mountains about 15km away as they came forward? At the same time, the U.S. Army sees the approaching force with surveillance drones but has no armed air support. Large rockets like the Army’s Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System, a GPS Guided weapon able to hit targets out to 70km, might cause too large of an explosion given that the enemy force is...