Dueling DOD hypersonic projects racing to flight tests by end of ‘19

By Justin Doubleday / May 1, 2019 at 11:35 AM
A pair of Defense Department programs being pursued to develop air-launched, hypersonic weapons are racing to reach their initial flight tests by the end of calendar year 2019, although hardware integration issues could push the trials into 2020, according to the head of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. The Hypersonic Air-breathing Weapon Concept (HAWC) and Tactical Boost Glide (TBG) programs are both preparing for flight tests by the end of 2019, DARPA Director Stephen Walker said today during a...

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