September 26, 2023

US, Japan launching joint research project to counter ‘hypersonic threats’ 

New initiative comes after two hypersonic missile tests by North Korea in the last four months

The U.S. and Japan have agreed to conduct joint research to counter hypersonic missile threats, both governments said on Thursday.

The move was announced at the U.S.-Japan Security Consultative Committee meeting between U.S. Secretaries of State and Defense Antony Blinken and Lloyd Austin and their Japanese counterparts Hayashi Yoshimasa and Kishi Nobuo just days after North Korea test-fired a new hypersonic weapon.