Space Development Agency orders 8 satellites to track hypersonic weapons

WASHINGTON —SpaceX and and L3 Harris will contribute satellites to track hypersonic weapons to the Space Development Agency’s planned mega-constellation, with the nascent agency announcing it had selected the two companies to build its first wide field of view satellites Oct. 5… More about this article in the link below… https://www.c4isrnet.com/battlefield-tech/space/2020/10/05/space-development-agency-orders-8-hypersonic-weapon-tracking-satellites/

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DARPA’s air-breathing hypersonic missiles ready for free-flight tests – UPI.com

Sept. 2 (UPI) — Captive carry tests of two hypersonic weapons have been completed, with their first free flights scheduled for later this year, according to DARPA and the U.S. Air Force. Lockheed Martin and Raytheon have each designed hypersonic missiles for a combined program of the Air Force and the Defense Advanced Research Projects […]

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Rival powers jockey for the lead in hypersonic aircraft – BBC News

I’ve spent my career on things flying fast,” says Adam Dissel, who heads up the US operations of Reaction Engines. This British company is building engines that can operate at dizzying speeds , under conditions that would melt existing jet engines. The firm wants to reach hypersonic velocity, beyond five times the speed of sound, around […]

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U.S. Air Force F-15EXs Flying From Okinawa Could Fire Hypersonic Missiles At Targets 2,000 Miles Away

We don’t know where the U.S. Air Force plans to base its new F-15EX Eagle fighters. But we know where the flying branch should put at least some of the upgraded F-15s. Kadena Air Force Base in Okinawa. Armed with the new AGM-183 hypersonic missile, the new F-15s could be the most powerful strike aircraft in the […]

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If China Invades, Taiwan Could Target Shanghai And Beijing With Cruise Missiles

If Beijing pulls the trigger and sends its forces streaming across the Taiwan Strait, the war could end quickly. Chinese rockets could pummel Taiwanese forces into submission, clearing the way for tens of thousands of Chinese marines to rush ashore on the plains of southwestern Taiwan… More about this article in the link below… https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidaxe/2020/07/17/if-china-invades-taiwan-could-target-shanghai-and-beijing-with-cruise-missiles/

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Japan Develops ‘Stealth’ Missiles That Can Outgun China’s Defense Systems, Annihilate Warships

As the threat of war looms over Asia between China and its neighbours including India, Japan, Taiwan, ASEAN or the US, Japan has got its deadly, anti-ship ASM-3 missile ready. The ASM-3 is supersonic missile could prove to be the game-changer for Japan to counter the Chinese (PLAAF) warships. https://eurasiantimes.com/japan-develops-stealth-missiles-that-can-outgun-chinas-defense-systems-annihilate-warships/

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Russia’s Sukhoi Shows Off Stealthier Vision For Its “Hunter” Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle – The Drive

The existence of Sukhoi’s S-70 Hunter-B (Okhotnik-B) unmanned combat air vehicle (UCAV) is among the biggest military aerospace developments to come out of Russia this decade. The aircraft initially appeared in a flyable form back in January, with its first flight occurring in early August. One of the biggest questions surrounding the large flying-wing drone is just how […]

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SpaceX testing Falcon 9 rocket…

Video of SpaceX’s 5.2m fairing—designed in-house by SpaceX—undergoing testing in the world’s largest vacuum chamber at NASA Glenn Research Center — Plum Brook Station. SpaceX’s fairing is used to protect a satellite during launch. Separation occurs when the rocket is traveling over 5x faster than a speeding bullet, nearly 15x the speed of sound. The […]

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