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    DoD Says it No Longer Has Exclusive Access to Most Breakthrough Technology

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    Spokeswoman for the US Deputy Secretary of Defense says Pentagon no longer has exclusive access to the world's cutting-edge military technologies.

    MOSCOW, January 30 (Sputnik), Alexander Mosesov — The US Department of Defense no longer has exclusive access to the world's cutting-edge military technologies, the spokeswoman for the US Deputy Secretary of Defense told Sputnik on Friday.

    "DoD [Department of Defense] no longer has exclusive access to the most cutting-edge technology or the ability to spur or control the development of new technologies the way we once did," Lt. Cmdr. Courtney Hillson told the news agency.

    Hillson added that "many, if not most, of the technologies we seek to take advantage of today are no longer in the domain of DoD development pipelines or traditional defense contractors."

    US Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work's spokeswoman added that should the Pentagon should act in this sphere in order to maintain its ability to project its power globally.

    "To be able to do that, we are making long-term investments for the future," Hillson said.

    On Wednesday, US Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work stated that Washington and NATO are observing rapid improvements in Russia's and China's military technologies with increased concern, particularly as US technological advantages over potential adversaries decrease.

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