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Guided Weapons

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 31048, tabled on 5 July 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent steps his Department has taken to develop hypersonic missile technology.

Answered on

13 July 2022

The Integrated Review settlement has enabled the Ministry of Defence (MOD) to build upon previous research and development programmes to explore hypersonic technologies.

The MOD is working closely with AUKUS partners to accelerate development of advanced hypersonic and counter-hypersonic capabilities to meet current and future threats.