US Hypersonic Missiles Primer

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WSJ has a story on why the US doesn’t have any.

The really short version seems to be the long R&D breaks we took during the Vietnam War and the War On Terror. An irony lost on the authors: actual, poorly planned wars, decreased our capability for future wars.

Earlier this month DOD aborted a planned test launch.

A US Army soldier lifts the hydraulic launching system on the new Long-Range Hypersonic Weapon (LRHW) during Operation Thunderbolt Strike at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida, on March 3.


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