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Speed is the New Stealth: Meet the SR-72

Speed is the New Stealth: Meet the SR-72

In 1976, U.S. Air Force SR-71 Blackbird crews flew from New York to London in less than two hours, reaching speeds exceeding Mach 3 and setting world records that have held up for nearly four decades. But those world records […]


X-51A Waverider achieves breakthrough in final flight

X-51A Waverider achieves breakthrough in final flight

The final flight of the X-51A Waverider test program has accomplished a breakthrough in the development of flight reaching Mach 5.1 over the Pacific Ocean May 1. “It was a full mission success,” said Charlie Brink, the X-51A program manager […]


New Russian Bomber ‘Will Not be Hypersonic’

New Russian Bomber ‘Will Not be Hypersonic’

Russia’s future PAK-DA manned bomber project will not have hypersonic speed capability, Russia’s bomber force commander said on Wednesday, in an apparent contradiction of claims by Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin earlier this year. “PAK-DA, currently under development, will not […]


Promising Progress Towards Hypersonic Flight

X-51A Waverider Hypersonic Aircraft

DSTO scientists have successfully conducted a test flight of an experimental hypersonic vehicle at the Andoya Rocket Range in Norway. The test vehicle is launched from the Andoya Rocket Range in Norway The test vehicle reached an apogee of 350 […]


Hypersonic vehicle fails flight test: US Air Force

Hypersonic vehicle fails flight test: US Air Force

A flight test of an experimental unmanned vehicle designed to fly at hypersonic speeds has ended in failure, the US Air Force said Wednesday. The X-51A Waverider was dropped from a B-52 bomber Tuesday and launched by a rocket booster […]


Engineering Review Board Concludes Review of HTV-2 Second Test Flight

Engineering Review Board Concludes Review of HTV-2 Second Test Flight

Following an extensive seven-month analysis of data collected from the Aug. 11, 2011, second flight of DARPA’s Hypersonic Technology Vehicle (HTV-2), an independent engineering review board (ERB) investigating the cause of a flight anomaly completed its report. The findings of […]


Army successfully launches Advanced Hypersonic Weapon demonstrator

Army successfully launches Advanced Hypersonic Weapon demonstrator

At the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, successes sometimes happen faster than a speeding bullet. In a flight which lasted less than 30 minutes, USASMDC/ARSTRAT conducted the first test flight of the Advanced Hypersonic Weapon […]


Russian air defenses can counter ‘even hypersonic missiles’

Russian air defenses can counter ‘even hypersonic missiles’

Russia’s air defense system will have the capability to intercept any type of missiles, Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov said on Tuesday. “The integration of [aerospace defense] systems will make it possible to intercept any targets at any speed, including hypersonic […]


U.S. tests hypersonic weapon

U.S. tests hypersonic weapon

The U.S. Army has conducted the first flight test of a new weapon concept designed to fly within the earth’s atmosphere at hypersonic speed and long range, the Pentagon said. The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command launched the […]


 
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