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Hypersonics Won’t Repeat Mistakes Of F-35

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


Let a hundred hypersonic flowers bloom, Pentagon officials say, instead of a single cumbersome mega-program.

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DoD Boosts Hypersonics 136 % In 2019: DARPA

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


WASHINGTON: The Pentagon will ramp up research on hypersonic weapons with a stunning 136 percent increase in the 2019 budget request. Here’s the breakdown of the $257 million: $139.4 million, the lion’s share, goes to the Air Force-DARPA collaboration on rocket-propelled hypersonics, Tactical Boost Glide (TBG), which will produce an “operational prototype” by 2023; $14.3… Keep reading →

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3D Printing Key To Hypersonic Weapons: Raytheon

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


UPDATED with independent analysis from ICFI ARLINGTON: The race is on to build hypersonic weapons, missiles that blow through a target’s defenses at more than five times the speed of sound. Or should that be “the race to grow hypersonic weapons”? It turns out an unrelated cutting-edge technology, 3D printing, may be the key to making hypersonics work.… Keep reading →

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