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hypersonicSpaceX Super Heavy Starship has Breakthrough Design Improvements

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Elon Musk has Tweeted some of the details of the breakthrough changes to the SpaceX Super Heavy Starship. The overall shape of the SpaceX Super Heavy Starship are about the same. However, there are fundamental materials change to airframe, tanks …

futureUS Navy Will Develop Hypersonic Submarine Launched Weapons

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The US Navy is developing the hypersonic glide body that all the services will use, as well as a booster to launch the Navy’s weapon off a yet-to-be-determined platform. The conventional prompt global strike program has the goal of being …

future weaponsUS needs megawatt class combat lasers to counter hypersonic missiles

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Michael Griffin, the undersecretary for research and engineering, expects future budgets to provide funds for lasers that the missile defense agency can more rapidly develop and field. Space-control needs to have megawatt-class lasers. Hypersonic weapons’ low signature in flight and …

darpaOpFires Hypersonic Boost Glide program will have test launches from 2020-2022

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DARPA and the US Army Operational Fires (OpFires) program will develop and demonstrate a novel ground-launched hypersonic boost-glide weapons to penetrate modern enemy air defenses and rapidly and precisely engage critical time-sensitive targets. Aerojet Rocketdyne, Exquadrum, and Sierra Nevada Corporation …

futureWind tunnel and lasers for US hypersonic development

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Sandia National Laboratories has a hypersonic wind tunnel and advanced laser diagnostic technology to help develop hypersonic technology. Sandia has an annual budget of over $3 billion. U.S. development of autonomous hypersonic missiles and drones are a top defense priority. …

energyThe World in one hour – 3000 SpaceX BFRs by 2045

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Increasing from a 285 ship navy to a 355 ship Navy will cost the US about $900 billion over 30 years. Instead the US could buy a fleet of 3000 SpaceX BFRs. Spacex BFRs will be completely reusable rockets. They …

hypersonicGrumman develops more lethal explosives for hypersonic and other missiles

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Northrop Grumman has been developing Lethality Enhanced Ordnance (LEO) – a scalable, performance-enhancing warhead technology that replaces cluster bombs which have been banned in 2010. They completed series testing of a new 50 lb-class warhead for future US air-to-surface and …

futureUS has all-out push for hypersonic weapons

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Pentagon Research and Development chief Mike Griffin has all-out push to catch up with Russia and China in hypersonic weapons. The US Army, Navy, Air Force and Missile Defense Agency are all cooperating to develop hypersonic weapons. The US Army’s …

future weaponsSpaceX reusable rockets are better than hypersonic missiles and planes

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All major militaries and nations are scrambling to develop hypersonic missiles, drones and aircraft. All major countries are working on hypersonic missiles The US, Russia, China are spending billions to develop and deploy hypersonic missiles. Japan, India, Australia and Europe …

futureFirst US hypersonic weapon will be based on old Sandia work

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Sandia National labs developed the hypersonic prototype – “Sandia Winged Energetic Reentry Vehicle Experiment” from 1979 – 1985. This cone-shaped system will be the basis for a $13 million project led by the Charles Stark Draper Laboratory in Massachusetts. Sandia …