Superpower Competition Heats Up U.S. Hypersonic Research

Credit: Sandia National Laboratory
After years of on/off research, superpower competition is driving the U.S. to develop hypersonic strike weapons, beginning with rocket-boosted unpowered glide vehicles to be fielded in the early 2020s. These will use a common glide body design derived from a vehicle first tested in the late 1970s...

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