Proponents see missile demonstrator as a credible path to high-speed vehicles
Contracts to study a prototype long-range strike weapon that could be flight tested in 2016 are imminent. This work could lead to development of scramjet-powered hypersonic cruise missiles able to engage time-critical, high-value and highly defended targets. The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) has laid out a road map that calls for flight test of the long-range strike weapon against a fixed target in fiscal 2016 and a mobile target in fiscal 2019. Boeing and Lockheed ...
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