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U.S. successfully flight tests 3800 mph hypersonic weaponThe 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… (news.yahoo.com) More...
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The cold war ended decades ago but the cold-war mutually-assured destruction mentality never skipped a beat. It's not surprising, just disappointing.
China is tooling up to make copies.
I can only assume this is in response to Kim's claim that NK has flown a hypersonic missile just last month. <https://www.rt.com/news/536085-north-korea-hypersonic-missile/>
Can I book a flight on it?
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?
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?
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.