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Vincent Sabio

$86,000 + 5,600 MPH = Hyper Velocity Missile Defense

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on

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CENTER FOR STRATEGIC & INTERNATIONAL STUDIES: The Pentagon’s Strategic Capabilities Office will test-fire a radical new missile defense system in less than a year. The Hyper Velocity Projectile, a supersonic artillery round, is fired from ordinary cannon at 5,600 miles per hour and can kill incoming threats for a mere $86,000 a shot. Compare that to… Keep reading →

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