Russia arming SU-57 stealth fighters with hypersonic missiles

Russia may only build about 24 Su-57 stealth fighters but they will receive hypersonic R37M missiles. The R37M anti-aircraft missile will have a range of 300-400 kilometers and a speed of mach 6. China has also been developing a large mach 6 anti-aircraft missile. Brian WangBrian Wang is a Futurist Thought Leader and a popular …

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China Tibetan magnetic rocket launcher will look like Huangdicun Airbase test launcher

China has been claiming it will adapt its aircraft carrier electromagnetic launch systems as rocket range extenders for systems placed on high plateaus in Tibet. China has claimed to have made progress on the electronics and power systems for aircraft carrier magnetic launchers. A Chinese land-based version of an aircraft carrier magnetic launcher already exists …

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DARPA developing cheap underwing drone to extend missile range

There is a critical DoD need to explore potential new approaches of on-demand manufacturing through the concept of a flying missile rail (FMR). A new advanced monolithic aircraft typically requires 10-25 years to design, develop, and build. New technology concepts are subject to requirements and other processes which can render them programmatically unrealizable before the …

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