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Russia and U.S. Neck and Neck on Hypersonic Military Research

Russia and the U.S. are running neck and neck in their research of hypersonic military technologies, Russia's deputy prime minister in charge of the defense industry said Monday.

"Both we and the Americans conduct research about hypersonic technologies, or speed that is more than six times above the speed of sound. This is not a secret, but everything else is. I can tell you that we are running neck and neck with the Americans as far as these technologies are concerned," Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said in a television interview.

He added that Russia is the world's second weapons exporter after the U.S. and vowed that Russian defense enterprises would increase the quality of their products while keeping prices at an acceptable level.

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