10:18 GMT31 July 2021
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    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US President Donald Trump told reporters on Friday that the United States is developing a hypersonic missile that is 17 times faster compared to the fastest missile the military currently has available.

    "[We're] building right now incredible military equipment... We have, I call it the Super Duper Missile, and I heard the other night 17 times faster than what they have right now, when you take the fastest missile we have right now", Trump said.

    Trump added that the missile should be superior to missiles being developed by Russia and China.

    Pentagon spokesperson Jonathan Hoffman declined to clarify on Trump's comment and referred reporters to the White House. White House spokesperson Kayleigh McEnany also refused to comment on Trump's comment.

    On Friday, Trump also unveiled the new flag for the US Space Force, for the first time in more than 72 years.

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