Saturday, June 17, 2017

At Look At Where China And The U.S. Are Right Now In The Hypersonic Arms Race

With recent technological breakthroughs, Lockheed Martin hopes to fly the Mach 6 SR-72 unmanned hypersonic aircraft by 2030. Lockheed Martin

Popular Science: American and Chinese aircraft could be flying 4,000 miles per hour by 2030

How China and the United States compare in the hypersonic arms race

American and Chinese defense giants are moving quickly to reach the edge of space, aiming to launch hypersonic aircraft that can cross continents in under an hour. What exactly does hypersonic mean? Speeds of over Mach 5, or more than 3,835 miles per hour.

It's an arms race well worth watching. Developments have the potential to revolutionize access to space and transform transcontinental travel for civilians. It could also transform national security, making existing air and missile defenses obsolete.

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WNU Editor: The hope is that aircraft will be able to fly at 4,000 miles per hour by 2030 .... but we are still far away from that.

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