Maine-built destroyer to be first US warship fitted with hypersonic missiles  

The Tub Iron Works-built destroyer USS Zumwalt has arrived at a shipyard in Mississippi the place it would turn out to be the primary American warship outfitted with hypersonic missiles, new weapons which might be extraordinarily onerous to defend towards.

Protection analysts say it’s tough to foretell the flight path of those long-range missiles, that are additionally extremely maneuverable and able to touring upwards of 5 instances the velocity of sound.

China claims that it already has developed hypersonic missiles that might be successfully used within the Indo-Pacific towards American plane carriers, together with the three homeported in San Diego the place the Zumwalt relies immediately.