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Confident in U.S. hypersonic strike technology, DOD eyes new Air Force prototype project

May 17, 2018 |
Jason Sherman Rachel Karas
The Defense Department plans to pair an Army-designed hypersonic boost glide vehicle with an off-the-shelf rocket to give the Air Force the ability to air-launch an ultrafast weapon as part of a new campaign to leverage the recent success of the Conventional Prompt Strike program, which Pentagon officials say has demonstrated technologies needed for a long-range hypersonic strike capability. Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson, speaking to the Senate Appropriations defense subcommittee May 17, disclosed these new details about the service's...

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