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darpaUS Air Force short lists hypersonic weapon vendors

The US Air Force will award an engineering, manufacturing and development contract in early fiscal year 2018 to either Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Orbital ATK or Raytheon. Only those companies could produce the weapon within the USAF’s timeframe, according …

chinaThe Early Age of Hypersonic Weapons

The continuing successful tests of Hypersonic missiles and anti-missiles by Russia, China and the United States will see a few dozen mostly short range hypersonic missiles and anti-missiles deployed by 2020. These will mainly be mach 5 to mach 10 …

darpaBoeing will build DARPA’s XS-1 Spaceplane

Boeing Company has been chosen by DARPA to build the XS-1 Spaceplane. DARPAh aims to build and fly the first of an entirely new class of hypersonic aircraft that would bolster national security by providing short-notice, low-cost access to space. …