The US, UK and Australia alliance announced they will develop hypersonic missiles by working together via the recently created security alliance AUKUS.
AUKUS was launched by the three countries in September by US President Joe Biden, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison. The Indo-Pacific alliance decision was made after holding a check-in on the progress of AUKUS.
The announcement comes amid the growing concerns by US allies and growing military assertiveness in the pacific.
According to the statement given by the leader, they are “committed today to commence new trilateral cooperation on the hypersonic and counter hypersonic. They also commit to electronic warfare capabilities along with the expansion of sharing information and to deepening the cooperation on defence innovation.
The three nations further decided to develop hypersonic missiles which can be so fast that they cannot be intercepted by any current missile defence system.
As per the top US commander in Europe, Russia has used “multiple hypersonic missiles in Ukraine. Russian President Vladimir Putin asked the country’s arms manufacturers to develop more advanced hypersonic missiles as they wish to maintain the country’s edge in military technologies which has raised concerns among US intelligence officials.