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Quest for ‘Super-Duper’ Missiles Pits US Against Key Rivals

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DefenceTalkThey fly at speeds of a mile a second or faster and maneuver in ways that make them extra difficult to detect and destroy in flight. President Donald Trump calls them “super-duper” missiles though they’re better known as hypersonic weapons. And they are at the heart of Trump administration worries about China and Russia. For […]https://www.defencetalk.com/quest-for-super-duper-missiles-pits-us-against-key-rivals-75619/

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Hypersonic Test Center for US Army speeds ahead

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DefenceTalkConstruction of the Bush Combat Development Complex is set to begin this fall after The Texas A and M University System Regents cast three votes to help transform how the U.S. Army prepares for future combat. Regents voted to amend the system’s capital budget, adding $79.3 million to build the nation’s biggest enclosed-tube hypersonic testing […]https://www.defencetalk.com/hypersonic-test-center-for-us-army-speeds-ahead-75539/

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Russia Tests New Hypersonic Missile Designed for Tu-22M3M Strategic Bomber

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DefenceTalkRussian air forces have recently tested a new hypersonic aircraft missile, a source in the military-industrial complex told TASS. The missile is being created for a modified version of the Tu-22M3M aircraft, the source added. “Recently, a new hypersonic missile was tested on the Tu-22M3. The missile will be part of the armament range of […]https://www.defencetalk.com/russia-tests-new-hypersonic-missile-designed-for-tu-22m3m-strategic-bomber-75520/

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Hypersonic tests, modernization top US Army budget request

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DefenceTalkThe Army will test-fire multiple land-based hypersonic missiles later this year, said Secretary of the Army Ryan D. McCarthy, as leaders zero in on their 2023 goal to deliver high-speed munitions that “fly further, hit their targets, and increase reach and lethality” to the joint fight. McCarthy and Army Chief of Staff Gen. James C. […]https://www.defencetalk.com/hypersonic-tests-modernization-top-us-army-budget-request-74721/

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Biggest jump in world defence spending in 10 years: study

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Global spending on defence rose by four percent in 2019, the largest growth in 10 years, led by big increases from the US and China, a study said Friday. Beijing’s military modernization program — which includes developing new hard-to-detect hypersonic missiles — is alarming Washington and helping drive US defence spending, the International Institute for […]

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Russia to Arm Tu-160 Strategic Bombers with Hypersonic Missiles

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Russia’s top military brass plans to arm Tupolev Tu-160 supersonic strategic bombers with Kinzhal hypersonic missiles, a source in the defense industry told TASS on Monday. “The possibility of deploying Kinzhal missiles on Tu-160 aircraft is being considered. The work on this option is due to be completed this year,” the source said. The source […]

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Acting US Navy Secretary Details Hypersonic Weapons Roadmap

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Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas B. Modly issues his weekly Vector message to the Department of the Navy workforce on Fridays. This is his latest message: Just over 62 years ago, out of the darkness of the Cold War, the Soviet Union launched the world’s first satellite into space. The resulting “Sputnik Moment” alerted […]

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Russia’s Pantsyr Air Defense System Gets Hypersonic Missile

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Russia’s Pantsyr-S anti-aircraft missile/gun system has received the latest hypersonic missile, Chief Designer for Air Defense Systems at the Shipunov Design Bureau of Instrument-Making (part of High Precision Systems Company within the state hi-tech corporation Rostec) Valery Slugin told TASS on Wednesday. “There are two missiles that fight the entire range of targets. One is […]

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Russia says first hypersonic missiles enter service

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Moscow: Russia’s defence minister told President Vladimir Putin on Friday the first Avangard hypersonic missiles had been put into service, in a move hailed as a major coup for Moscow. Analysts say Russia is the first country to put into combat service intercontinental ballistic missiles armed with hypersonic weapons that Putin said can travel 20 […]

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Race for ‘hypersonic’ weapons heats up as France joins fray

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DefenceTalkWorld powers are vying to develop so-called “hypersonic” weapons that travel several times the speed of sound, with France the latest to join a field led so far by Russia and China. Hypersonics are like missiles that travel at over five times the speed of sound (Mach 5) but are able to manoeuvre in mid-flight, […]https://www.defencetalk.com/race-for-hypersonic-weapons-heats-up-as-france-joins-fray-72093/

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