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U.S. successfully flight tests 3800 mph hypersonic weapon

The United States has tested an air-breathing hypersonic weapon capable of speeds faster than five times the speed of sound, marking the first successful test of the class of weapon since 2013, the Pentagon said on Monday. Hypersonic weapons travel in the upper atmosphere at speeds of more than five times the speed of sound, or about 6,200 kilometers (3,853 miles) per hour. "The missile, built by Raytheon Technologies, was released from an aircraft seconds before its Northrop Grumman… ( More...

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Greg S 9
The cold war ended decades ago but the cold-war mutually-assured destruction mentality never skipped a beat. It's not surprising, just disappointing.
Dennis Stockton 2
China is tooling up to make copies.
Jim Smirh 2
I can only assume this is in response to Kim's claim that NK has flown a hypersonic missile just last month. <>
William Mihok 2
Can I book a flight on it?
Dan Chiasson 3
Trucks full of money destined for the military will not be effective against asymmetric warfare. Old school thinking. China appears to believe that the path to success is to use the money to economically control matters. Silk-Road anybody?

Tom Unger 3
Spending lots of money on defense is hard to take, but changing the spoken language to Russian, Chinese, or Korean would be much harder I think?
jmilleratp 3
Good to see that the military is still finding ways to spend the massive 3/4 of a trillion a year American taxpayers give to them.
Greg S 8
We spend more than 3x any other country. If we were to slash our military budget *in half* we'd still be spending 50% more than our nearest rival China.
jmilleratp 15
General and President Dwight Eisenhower warned us about the power of the Military-Industrial Complex as he left office. We have ignored him entirely.
TERRY Smith 2
They're just getting ready for the alien invasion...from Alpha Centauri.
Dave Mathes -1
....and we need this why?0.......oh yea, I read somewhere that we need to have a weapon that will reach its target before anyone can say "it's not my fault"...
John Eliopoulos -1
Time for the Russkies and Red Chinks to tremble.
ua qrz -2
Good news. Still about 20 years behind Russia.


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