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Tags: hypersonic missile | russia | china | mach 5

America Falls Behind in the Race for Unstoppable Hypersonic Missiles

A B-52 prepares to launch the X-51 Hypersonic Vehicle during a test at Edwards AFB. The X-51 reached a blistering speed of Mach 5.1. Reuters/Bobbi Zapka/USAF.

By    |   Wednesday, 29 August 2018 05:04 PM

China and Russia are racing to develop “hypersonic” missiles that travel so fast U.S. anti-missile defenses would have almost no chance to stop them before they hit their targets, according to U.S. defense experts.

In this first of a special two-part special report, sources say the United States once led in developing the new technology, but now has fallen behind.

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China and Russia are racing to develop "hypersonic" missiles that travel so fast U.S. anti-missile defenses would have almost no chance to stop them before they hit their targets, according to U.S. defense experts.In this first of a special two-part special report, sources...
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