Pentagon released a statement saying they are willing to spend $1.3 billion to develop and improve the US military’s satellite tracking system.

Last week, two new contracts were approved to develop advanced systems tracking hypersonic missile threats. According to Director of the Space Development Agency Derek Tournear, these new projects provide 28 satellites as the US expands its satellite reach to match the current threats from China and Russia.

These new missile systems will be able to monitor, detect the launch, follow hypersonic missiles and even predict its target as it changes course.

In the past years, China and Russia were reportedly gaining strides around the development of hypersonic missiles. Last year, a supposed test of these missiles “went around the world,” according to the tracking done by a senior US general.

“They launched a long-range missile. It went around the world, dropped off a hypersonic glide vehicle that glided all the way back to China, tha timpacted a target in China,” according to General John Hyten, outgoing Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

These missiles were strong enough that they almost hit the target. Because of this, Hyten warns the US of the speed of China’s hypersonic missile development, and if not matched, they could overtake the US and even make a “surprise nuclear attack,” according to CNN.

“Why are they building all of this capability? They look like a first-use weapon. That’s what those weapons look like to me.”