New weapons systems – Hypersonic Missiles, travel at more than 15 times the speed of sound with terrifying accuracy— threaten to change the nature of warfare. The United States, Russia, and China all tested new super-fast hypersonic-munitions, escalating a global competition for weaponry that can strike-farther and harder than ever before and potentially defeat existing defenses. Russia, China and the United States, all are developing a wide array of new hypersonic-weapons, it’s telling which systems each country has prioritized. Usefulness and scalability are the American weapon's major-advantages over the Russian and Chinese-weapons. Russia and China with their showy demonstrations and bespoke technology, might appear to have pulled ahead in the early laps of the race for hypersonic-weapons. But the United States with its emphasis on a weapon that it can deploy quickly and actually use in a nonnuclearwar, ultimately could gain the military advantage. US Lt. Gen. Neil Thurgood, who directs the Army’s development of hypersonic and directed energy weapons reports that the U.S. Army plans to field a battery of hypersonic missiles by 2023, and the Army will field a battery of Stryker armored vehicles armed with 50-kilowatt air defense lasers by late Fiscal Year 2022.