Hypersonic arms race accelerates

Hypersonics China (2) c Ng Han Guan_AP_Shutterstock

The USA is hurrying to catch up with China and Russia, which could field an operational hypersonic boost-glide vehicle capable of carrying a nuclear weapon as soon as 2020. That urgency has prompted the US Department of Defense (DoD) to spend $2.6 billion on hypersonic weapons research as part of ...

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