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Hypersonic Missiles Part II: The U.S. Races to Catch Up

The X-51 Hypersonic Vehicle, attached to a B-52 bomber,  is ready for launch at Edwards AFB, Calif. Analysts say it could be a devastating weapon.

By    |   Thursday, 30 August 2018 04:16 PM

In April, the U.S. Air Force awarded Lockheed Martin Corp., the Bethesda, Md.-based defense contractor, a $928 million contract to develop an air-launched hypersonic cruise missile system.

Air Force spokeswoman Ann Stefanek said it was intended “accelerate hypersonics research and development… as quickly as possible.”

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In April, the U.S. Air Force awarded Lockheed Martin Corp., the Bethesda, Md.-based defense contractor, a $928 million contract to develop an air-launched hypersonic cruise missile system.Air Force spokeswoman Ann Stefanek said it was intended "accelerate hypersonics...
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