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New Arms Race??? Pentagon Ramps Up Hypersonic Weapons Systems For All Services and Theaters

 
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04/29/2020 02:02 PM

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New Arms Race??? Pentagon Ramps Up Hypersonic Weapons Systems For All Services and Theaters
WASHINGTON: The Pentagon has created a “war room” to ramp up production of hypersonic weapons from a handful of prototypes over the last decade to “hundreds of weapons” in the near future, a senior official said Wednesday. Those weapons will range from huge rocket-powered boost-glide missiles, fired from Army trucks and Navy submarines at more than Mach 10, to more compact and affordable air-breathing cruise missiles, fired from aircraft at a relatively modest Mach 5-plus.


“It isn’t an either-or,” said Mark Lewis, modernization director for Pentagon R&D chief Mike Griffin. “It isn’t rocket-boost or air-breathing, we actually want both, because those systems do different things.”

Right now, however, US combat units have neither. Inconsistent focus and funding over the years means that “we had a number of programs in the department that were very solid technology development programs, but at the end of those programs, we would have prototypes and we’d have weapons in the single-digit counts,” Lewis said during a webcast with the Air Force Association’s Mitchell Institute. “If you’ve got a program that delivers eight missiles and then stops, well, which of the thousand targets in our target set are we going to use those eight missiles against , well, which of the thousand targets in our target set are we going to use those eight missiles against?”

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04/29/2020 02:04 PM
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Re: New Arms Race??? Pentagon Ramps Up Hypersonic Weapons Systems For All Services and Theaters
yep,russians got way ahead.not anymore though.
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04/29/2020 02:19 PM

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Re: New Arms Race??? Pentagon Ramps Up Hypersonic Weapons Systems For All Services and Theaters
This reduces the time for "cogent consideration" of response options in the event of any conflict.

It hastens decision time in the same way that missiles altered decision times during the switch from manned bombers.





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