Hypersonic Hype Hits Testing Hurdle In 2020

A B-52 carried an instrumented test version of the AGM-183A last June.
Credit: Christopher Okula/U.S. Air Force
Hypersonic missiles became a household word in 2019. The U.S. taxpayer is now about to find out whether the maneuvering Mach 5+ weapons are worth all the hype—or the cost. The focus on testing of U.S. hypersonic weapons comes none too soon, as strategic rivals forge ahead. Russian Strategic Missile...
Steve Trimble

Steve covers military aviation, missiles and space for the Aviation Week Network, based in Washington DC.

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