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DARPA director calls for national infrastructure plan for hypersonic technology

Justin Doubleday   | March 01, 2018
The head of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency wants a national infrastructure plan for hypersonic weapon testing, as he says China has nearly twice the number of facilities as the United States. DARPA Director Steven Walker says while the Defense Department got a big boost for hypersonics technology development in its fiscal year 2019 budget, most of the dollars are going toward flight tests and developing operational prototypes. Meanwhile, "we do need an infusion of dollars in our infrastructure...

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