Hypersonic technology is not easy. Just ask any of the engineers and scientists working on various Mach 4-plus air-breathing missile or air vehicle projects today, or the generations before them who tackled the same problems up to 40 years ago. As a result it is hardly surprising that the pace of international partnering is picking up in hypersonic testing and development. Although still jealously protected in some countries, the sheer technical challenges of hypersonic flight, limited ...


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