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The Hypersonic Arms Race Is Going Nuclear -- Take Note

Yousaf Butt | Posted 12.04.2015 | World
Yousaf Butt

A new type of high-speed arms race is heating up between the U.S., Russia and China -- and it's threatening to go nuclear. Washington had always intended the new "hypersonic boost-glide" weapons to remain purely conventional, but Russia and China seem to be pursuing nuclear variants. If the hypersonic arms race heads in a nuclear direction, Washington may be pressured to follow.

Military's Hypersonic Aircraft Test Fails Dismally -- AGAIN

Reuters | Posted 10.15.2012 | Technology

LOS ANGELES, Aug 15 (Reuters) - An unmanned experimental hypersonic military aircraft called the Waverider broke apart over the Pacific Ocean second...

WATCH: Fly From LA To NY In Minutes?!

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 08.14.2012 | Los Angeles

Imagine being able to fly from New York to Los Angeles in under an hour. If Boeing and the US Air Force succeed in getting its hypersonic aircraft ...

Pentagon Tests New Hypersonic Weapon That Could Fly From NY To LA In 12 Minutes

AOL Defense | Posted 10.11.2011 | Politics

DARPA, the Pentagon's advanced weapons division, lost contact with a test version of a new weapon designed to hit any target around the world in less ...

X-51 Waverider Hypersonic Aircraft Gears Up For Test Flight | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The U.S. Air Force is gearing up for the first of four planned test flights of a hypersonic aircraft designed to operate for much longer durations and...