The Air Force and DARPA plan to have an improved hypersonic air vehicle by 2023.
* hypersonic weapons likely to be operational in the mid-2020s
* unmanned hypersonic spyplanes in 2030s
* recoverable hypersonic drones in the 2040s
Hypersonic weapons will be able to reach speeds of Mach 5 to Mach 10.
The US Air Force roadmap to hypersonic technology.
The US Air Force roadmap to for autonomy.
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