Artist’s concept of Hypersonic Air-breathing Weapons Concept (HAWC) missile. (Raytheon)

Hypersonic spy planes and cargo transports? Pentagon is interested

By Theresa Hitchens, Published by Breaking Defense, 17 November 2021 You can imagine a reusable system that can fly around and drop payloads and come back, or a hypersonic system that can carry other hypersonic systems," said Gillian Bussey, head of DoD's Joint Hypersonics Transition Office. WASHINGTON: Reusable super-high-speed aircraft

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A Standard Missile-3 Block IIA missile launches from the Aegis Ashore Missile Defense Test Complex at Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii, Dec. 10, 2018.

MDA: Hypersonic missile tracking prototypes on point for 2023 launch

By Theresa Hitchens, Published by Breaking Defense, 11 November 2021 What happens after the HBTSS prototype demonstrations, however, is yet to be determined, according to MDA and industry officials.  WASHINGTON: The Missile Defense Agency’s race to develop new sensors capable of tracking hypersonic missiles from space is close to ticking

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