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Hypersonic weapons has become a new “killer-x” for great nations to break strategic balance and to win future war benefiting from its performances of high Mach number flight, precision damage and high penetrating capabilities, being with strategic deterrence and practical application, which can significantly change the future warfare situations. As hypersonic weapons increasingly come into battlefields, missile defense architectures in main countries will trend to space-ground integrated joint defense characterized by higher warning dimension, faster reaction and greater striking strength. The article analyses the advantages of hypersonic weapons and its influences and threats on future warfare, describes the basic framework and disadvantages of current USA missile defense in early-warning system, and gives judgments and predictions on early-warning capacity building and development trends of future USA hypersonic weapon defense. Finally, the article indicates that the idea of USA emphasizing space-based anti-missile and low-orbit satellites of missile defense will enlighten and illuminate our hypersonic weapons defense.