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Hypersonic aircraft to fly at 13,000mph
By T.K. Randall
August 11, 2011 · 33 comments
Image Credit: DARPA
The US military are to launch a test flight of a new experimental hypersonic unmanned aircraft.
The Falcon HTV-2 is capable of reaching anywhere on Earth within the space of an hour, it will be launched in to space aboard a rocket and then glide back down at a speed of 13,000mph, 20 times the speed of sound.
The project is being developed by The Pentagon and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) as part of a new generation of hypersonic weapons that can strike faster than missiles. The U. S. military hopes it will enable them to hit terrorists or rogue states anywhere in the world in under an hour.
Source: Daily Mail
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