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The Pentagon requested $2.6 billion for development of hypersonic weapon — Rambler News Service


The U.S. Department of Defense prepared amendments to the budget for the 2020th financial year which provide allocation of $2.6 billion for development of hypersonic weapon, it is said in the statement of the Pentagon. "Development of hypersonic weapon which will complicate defense of the opponent — $2.6 billion" — follows from the list in the message of the Ministry of Defence of the USA. The Pentagon requested $3.7 billion more for development of pilotless devices with the increased maneuverability, $927 million are offered to direct to investments into artificial intelligence and machine learning. The draft of amendments to the budget of the ministry for the 2020th financial year also provides allocation of $3.7 billion for support of offensive and defensive operations in a cyberspace. $5.4 billion more are offered on risk reduction for networks, systems and data of department by investments into cyber security. The Pentagon explained that on March 11 the U.S. President Donald Trump sent to the Congress the proposed budget for 2020 financial year which provides allocation of $750 billion for national security of the country. From them the U.S. Department of Defense has to receive $718.3 billion. Department noted that the approval by the Congress of the offered budget will allow the Pentagon to fulfill the current obligations and "to outstrip the threats created by China and Russia", by maintaining competitive advantage of the United States.

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