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air forceBoeing reveals the model for a competing design for a reusable hypersonic plane

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Boeing revealed a model of a mach 5+ hypersonic plane that will compete to become the follow up to the SR71 blackbird. Boeing is planning a two-step process beginning with flight tests of an F-16-sized, single-engine proof-of-concept hypersonic precursor vehicle …

hypersonicNASA Flight Tests Generation Orbit’s Hypersonic Testbed

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NASA and Generation Orbit Launch Services Inc. (GO) in Atlanta have completed the GO1 Inert Test Article captive carry flight test program. Under a public-private partnership with the agency’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in California, GO developed the GO1-ITA, a …

futureGoogle Satellite Pictures capture what is either a hypersonic vehicle prototype or an unusual drone

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An object that looks like it could be a hypersonic vehicle prototype has appeared in satellite photos. It could also just be an unusual drone. Some commenters think it might only be a racing boat. Based on the other parked …

futureLockheed may have completed a prototype hypersonic SR72

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Jack O’Banion, Vice President of Strategy and Customer Requirements, Advanced Development Programs for Lockheed Martin, at a presentation said that the SR72 could not have been made without digital transformation. This seems to indicate that a hypersonic vehicle has been …

chinaFirst ever test of a hypersonic equipped missile that is intended for operational deployment

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China carried out the first flight-tests of a new kind of ballistic missile with a hypersonic glide vehicle (HGV) in November. The DF-17 is the first hypersonic glide vehicle-equipped missile intended for operational deployment ever tested. During the November 1 …

hypersonicRussia deploying hypersonic missiles and precision weapons

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Russia’s new 2018-2027 state armament plan stipulates allocating 19 trillion rubles ($324 billion) for weapons deliveries and 1 trillion rubles ($17 billion) for synchronizing these efforts. The new state armament plan prioritizes developing nuclear deterrence forces and delivering precision weapons …

futureHypersonic spaceplane company building test facility with DARPA funding

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Reaction Engines has begun construction of a new high-temperature airflow test facility where it plans to validate the performance of its precooler heat exchanger technology, an enabler of its revolutionary SABRETM engine. Located at the Front Range Airport near Watkins, …

air force$9.8 million for materials for reusable hypersonic vehicles

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The Air Force Research Laboratory has awarded the University of Dayton Research Institute a $9.8 million, three-year contract for research and development in materials and structures for reusable hypersonic vehicles. Hypersonic vehicles, which travel at speeds faster than five times …

hypersonicUS hypersonic missiles more advanced but Russia maybe closer to deployment

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Tsirkon (Zircon) hypersonic missiles and Skif missiles hiding at the ocean bottom are part of the arsenal of the Russian Armed Forces according to ex-Chief of the Aerospace Force and Head of the Federation Council Defense and Security Committee Viktor …

chinaRussia military official claims mach 8 Zircon hypersonic missile is operational

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The head of Russia’s defense council Viktor Bondarev confirmed the Zircon cruise missile is now available in Russia’s arsenal while speaking on Tuesday. The weapon – which Russia boasts is capable of Mach 8 – was last tested back in …