US Defence Department press secretary Jonathan Hoffman has confirmed that the Pentagon is developing a sophisticated hypersonic missile that was earlier touted by President Donald Trump as 'Super Duper' Missile.

Iran PressAmerica: On Friday, US President Donald Trump announced that the US is developing a state-of-the-art hypersonic missile that he stressed should be superior to those currently created by Russia and China.

The Department of Defense is working on developing a range of hypersonic missiles to counter our adversaries, Jonathan Rath Hoffman US Defence Department press secretary announced in a tweet.

The statement came after Trump told reporters earlier in the day that the US is currently working on what POTUS described as a 'super-duper missile' which he claimed is 17 times faster than what they have right now.

The remarks followed Michael White, the Assistant Director for Hypersonics in the Office of the US Under Secretary of Defence for Research and Engineering, saying that the Pentagon is trying to catch up with Russia and China in terms of hypersonic arms development.

Earlier, the US administration requested at least $3.2 billion in funding for hypersonic weapons development programs in the next fiscal year, an increase of almost $500 million from 2020.

Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov, for his part, underscored last month that Moscow cannot have a dialogue with Washington on new Russian hypersonic weapons without a thorough discussion of US hypersonic projects, as well as its plans to create a global anti-missile system and to deploy weapons in space.

"We cannot ignore these US military projects since we see them as highly destabilizing in terms of the strategic sphere", Ryabkov pointed out.

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