As the U.S. Air Force prepares to solicit industry for development of an air-launched hypersonic conventional strike weapon it is, for the first time, outlining its approach to operationalizing high-speed capability for a wide range of roles. Despite more than 50 years of U.S. hypersonic development and several false dawns, the Air Force says the technology is only now reaching a point where it can actively plan a workable operational strategy for hypersonic strike, intelligence, ...

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