Putin says Russia is leading world in hypersonic weapons

(AP) MOSCOW, Russia – President Vladimir Putin says that Russia leads the world in hypersonic weapons. Putin stressed that for the first time in history Russia has an edge in designing a new class of weapons unlike the past when it was catching up with the United States. He said Tuesday that the first unit equipped with a hypersonic glide vehicle is set to come on duty this month, adding that air-launched hypersonic missiles already have entered service. The U.S. has been working on the development of hypersonic weapons in recent years, but officials have said it’s probably a matter of couple of years before the U.S. has one.