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Tue Aug 21, 2018, 04:35 PM

US Air Force Zooms Ahead on 2 New Hypersonic Weapons Plans


By Mike Wall, Space.com Senior Writer | August 21, 2018 12:30pm ET

The arms race is picking up considerable speed, and the United States doesn't want to get left behind.

Over the past four months, the U.S. Air Force has awarded two contracts for hypersonic weapons worth a maximum of $1.4 billion to aerospace giant Lockheed Martin.

The first contract, announced in April, awards $928 million to develop something called the Hypersonic Conventional Strike Weapon (HCSW). And last week, the Air Force disclosed another deal, worth up to $480 million, to begin designing the Air-Launched Rapid Response Weapon (ARRW). [The Most Dangerous Space Weapons Ever]

"We are going to go fast and leverage the best technology available to get hypersonic capability to the war fighter as soon as possible," Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson said in a statement last week.

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https://www.livescience.com/63391-united-states-air-force-hypersonic-weapons.html

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Aug 21, 2018, 04:52 PM

1. On our backs.

I feel so much safer.

Better options to kill mostly civilians and assist in the process of creating more refugees. Just side effects...pay no attention.

Do you think we'll get a refund if they don't spend all the money?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Aug 21, 2018, 05:50 PM

2. So the Jones' did it (the Chinese). Have to keep up with the Jones'

Nothing like the smell of War in the morning.

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Response to defacto7 (Reply #2)

Tue Aug 21, 2018, 06:10 PM

3. Got to get our war jones on

I can't help feeling that our priorities are fucked up.

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