High-Speed Strike Weapon To Build On X-51 Flight

Even as the scramjet-powered X-51A Waverider ran out of fuel at 64,000 ft., sending the high-speed demonstrator hurtling into the Pacific to end the program's final flight on May 1, the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)-led team already knew it had made hypersonic history. In the 6 min. it...

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