Pentagon announces further weapon testing during pandemic

US, WASHINGTON (ORDO NEWS) — The United States intends to conduct arms tests, despite the spread of coronavirus infection in the world. On Friday, May 1, said US Army Chief of Staff General James McConville during a teleconference organized by the Brookings Institution of Washington.

According to him, the Pentagon is testing hypersonic weapons, which are recognized as very successful. So he answered the question about the possible impact of the pandemic on the fulfillment of orders of the military industry.

The renewal of the US military industry continues despite the spread of the coronavirus. “We are talking with testers, industry representatives,” the general explained.

On April 29, it became known that US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper decided to transfer $ 274 million, aimed at building several facilities in Europe to curb “Russian aggression”, to erect a wall on the border with Mexico.

It is about the suspension of 19 projects, in particular, in Norway, Germany, Spain and several other countries.

On April 28, US President Donald Trump announced that the country was considering several options for liability for China due to the spread of coronavirus. He spoke about his readiness to hold the PRC accountable if it turns out that the country has not taken the necessary measures to prevent a pandemic or hid data.

In early April, specialists from the US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases began testing the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus vaccine.

An outbreak of SARS-CoV-2 virus COVID-19 occurred in Wuhan late last December. Outside of China, the disease was diagnosed in patients in more than 210 countries. On March 11, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced the coronavirus pandemic.

According to the Worldometer portal on May 1, the number of people infected with coronavirus in the United States exceeded 1 million people, the death toll is more than 63 thousand patients.

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