When it comes to hypersonics, the hype is moving just as fast as the vehicles. On Oct. 3, Deputy Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan said the U.S. military will be flying sooner and more often than people expect. “At the end of the day it’s about putting things in the air,” he said, according to CNBC. Shanahan also indicated the Pentagon’s efforts will come as part of spurring a genuine hypersonics industrial base, in line with an Oct. 5 Trump administration report ...

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