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March 2020 - United States Special Weapons News

  • Russia and US Suspend New START Treaty Inspections Until May Due to Coronavirus - Reports Sputnik 29 Mar 2020 -- The situation in the United States remains tense as the country now has the highest number of people diagnosed with the coronavirus – over 123,000 infected of the world's 672,000, while Russia has reported at least 1,534 COVID-19 cases.
  • Department of Defense Tests Hypersonic Glide Body DoD 20 Mar 2020 -- The Department of Defense successfully tested a hypersonic glide body in a flight experiment conducted from the Pacific Missile Range Facility, Kauai, Hawaii, March 19 at approximately 10:30 p.m. local time (HST).
  • Department of Defense Tests Hypersonic Glide Body NNS 20 Mar 2020 -- The Department of Defense successfully tested a hypersonic glide body in a flight experiment conducted from the Pacific Missile Range Facility, Kauai, Hawaii, March 19 at approximately 10:30 p.m. local time (HST).
  • Nuclear Triad Will Continue to Deter, Stratcom Commander Tells Reporters DoD News 17 Mar 2020 -- U.S. Strategic Command is ensuring the U.S. nuclear deterrent is strong, even during the coronavirus pandemic, Stratcom's commander told reporters at the Pentagon in a telephone briefing from the command's headquarters at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska.
  • U.S. Seeks to Maintain Credible Nuclear Deterrent DoD News 03 Mar 2020 -- The United States maintains a robust nuclear arsenal that consists of ground-based, air-launched and sea-launched weapons. Together, it's commonly called the "nuclear triad," and it remains the centerpiece of the U.S. nuclear deterrent. The triad is fast approaching the end of its service life and must quickly be replaced before it's lost.
  • US Trying to Catch Up With Russia, China in Hypersonic Arms Development - Defence Department Sputnik 03 Mar 2020 -- The United States finds itself behind both Russia and China after the two countries transitioned from hypersonic technologies to working weapon systems, something the Pentagon has yet to accomplish, two officials in charge of the US Department of Defence program told reporters.



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