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NEW: #China's leads world in high-impact research in 19 of 23 technologies, per new analysis by @ASPI_org

Analysis indicates #Biejing has a "commanding lead in #hypersonics, electronic warfare and in key undersea capabilities"
"In #hypersonics, undersea capabilities and electronic warfare, #China’s leads are so emphatic they create a significant risk that China might dominate future technological breakthroughs in these areas" per @ASPI_org
Also, "for some technologies, such as autonomous underwater vehicles, almost all of the leading research institutions are based in #China, where they generate nine times more high-impact research papers than their closest competitors in the #UnitedStates" per @ASPI_org
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#Russia's use of #hypersonic missiles - specifically the Kinzhal - to batter #Ukraine has almost everyone's attention at the moment (see below)

BUT US defense intelligence officials warn #China's hypersonic program may be the more worrisome

"#China is leading #Russia in both supporting infrastructure & numbers of systems" @DefenseIntel Chief Scientist for Science and Technology Paul Freisthler told US lawmakers Friday

"#China has dramatically advanced its development of conventional & nuclear armed hypersonic missile technologies & capabilities" per @DefenseIntel's Freisthler

"...through intense & focused investment development testing & deployment"

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We are LIVE tweeting the panel discussion with @TimSCahill1, Admiral R Hari Kumar, @CDF_Aust, General Koji Yamazaki, @INDOPACOM, Air Marshal Luc De Rancourt, and @Lisa_Singh.

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.@TimSCahill1: There is a wide range of threats that we are facing today, such as the continuing struggle of #terrorism, emerging asymmetric capabilities, & #military & #economic competition. The domains in which our adversaries operate now are very broad.

.@TimSCahill1: While we have been occupied with #COVID19, our adversaries have grown stronger & expanded their capabilities. There is a need to develop an ability to counter our adversaries’ #hypersonics.

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HAPPENING NOW: @US_EUCOM @SHAPE_NATO Commander Gen Tod Wolters testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee
"This is a pivotal moment in #Europe w/generational implications" per @US_EUCOM's Gen Wolters

"#Russia's unprovoked & premeditated attack on #Ukraine has galvanized our allies & global partners," he adds
"As we face the largest conflict in #Europe in 3 generations our TransAtlantic alliance has responded in all warfighting domains" per @US_EUCOM's Gen Wolters

Cites air defense contributions from 11 allies, forward deployment from #Talinn to #Sophia
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NEW: "Not a whole lot of changes" on the ground by #Russia forces in #Ukraine, per a senior US defense official

"We have seen some increased naval activity in the #BlackSea" per official, who says it may be linked to some of the shelling in & around #Odesa
More: #Russia has now launched +1,100 missile at #Ukraine

Use of #hypersonics?

"It's certainly possible" per a senior US defense official, calling use of such a missile a "head scratcher"

"There's not a whole lot of if practicality to it"
#Russia|n use of a hypersonic missile - "It could be they're running low on precision guided could be they're trying to send a message to the West" per a senior US defense official

Says US cannot confirm or refute the Russian claims
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NEW: "With the PRC [#China] as the department's pacing challenge, #Taiwan is the department's pacing scenario" @DeptofDefense Asst Sec for #IndoPacific Affairs @elyratner tells HASC
"We aim to deter & deny PRC aggression thru a combination of Taiwan's own defenses, its partnership w/the #UnitedStates & growing support from like-minded democracies" per @DeptofDefense's @elyratner
#NorthKorea's Kim Jung Un-"I think he is focused solely internally, on protecting his regime & that what this nuclear testing, the rockets are really about" @USForcesKorea Cmdr Gen Paul LaCamera tells HASC Image
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NEW: #Russia adding to combat capabilities but also "sustainment & logistics" to forces surrounding #Ukraine, per @PentagonPresSec "That includes field hospitals & doctors & nurses"

"[Putin] has enough capability to move now if he wants to...he could move imminently" per Kirby
With #Russia|n naval movements, "We would not characterize what we're seeing as deescalatory" per @PentagonPresSec
"It should be up to #Ukraine who they associate with"
per @PentagonPresSec

"It's not something that Mr, #Putin gets to have a veto on. It doesn't work like that" he adds about Ukraine-@NATO relationship
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"Our global constellation of allies & partners remain an enduring strength that our competitors & adversaries simply cannot match" @EsperDoD tells @AtlanticCouncil #ACFrontPage

"In fact, #China & #Russia probably have fewer than 10 allies combined" Esper asserts
But @EsperDoD warns US cannot "take our long-standing network of relationships for granted"

"#China & #Russia are rapidly modernizing their armed forces & using their growing strength to ignore int'l law, violate the sovereignty of smaller states & shift the balance of power"
.@EsperDoD announces the new GDAP -Guidance for Development of Alliances & Partnerships- to "help us build the capacity & capabilities of like-minded nations, & foster interoperability w/friendly militaries"
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"We've seen a string of egregious #Russia|n military & intelligence operations across the globe" - #election interference in US, propping up #Assad in #Syria, etc, @USArmsControl Envoy Marshall Billingslea tells #EUDefense

Russia's track record on arms control "equally abysmal"
"#Russia stands in violation of nearly every agreement we have with them" per @USArmsControl
"Even more concerning is what #China's up to" per @USArmsControl

"While it wants the world to believe that it maintains only a handful of is in fact pursuing a dangerous & destabilizing nuclear weapons build-up w/the intent of ultimately seeking nuclear parity"
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"Our continued success is contingent upon predictable, adequate, sustained & timely funding" @DeptofDefense SecDef @EsperDoD tells #SASC re FY2021 budget, asking for on-time passage of $705.4 billion budget which "does not keep pace w/inflation"
Per @EsperDoD, the proposed budget contains "significant investments" in #hypersonics #microelectronics #5G autonomous systems &#ArtificialIntelligence
#China #Huawei - "If our @NATO allies incoporate Huawei technology it may very well have a severe impact on our ability to share information...& for the alliance to conduct itself as an alliance" @EsperDoD tells #SASC's @TomCottonAR
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1/ Today, the #TAMUS Board of Regents voted for the creation of a $130MM combat development complex at the Texas A&M System's @RELLIScampus, where the @armyfutures will be putting the future to the test.

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2/ “We are humbled and grateful to the people of #Texas, Texas elected leaders & the Texas A&M System for the opportunity to further develop our strategic partnership through the establishment of the combat development complex on the #RELLIS Campus.” —@GenjohnMMurray2 Chancellor John Sharp and Elaine Mendoza, then Vice Chairman of the Board of Regents, welcome Gen. Mike Murray to the Texas A&M campus.
3/ The Texas A&M System will build a $50MM building with laboratories, accelerator space and offices for the #ArmyFuturesCommand on the #RELLIS campus, plus invest another $30MM in infrastructure improvements to support the new facility. Hi-res rendering of the Innovative Technologies Development Complex (Army Futures Facility)Map markers of where the new Army Futures Command Complex and runway renovations will be in conjunction to TTI and CIR.
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