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Raytheon, DARPA complete key design review for new hypersonic weapon
A boost glide weapon uses a rocket to accelerate its payload and achieve hypersonic speeds – velocities greater than Mach 5. During flight, the payload separates from the rocket and glides unpowered to its destination.
"We understand the urgency of the need and are working fast to deliver this advanced technology to our nation's military," said Dr.
The U.S. military will use hypersonic weapons to engage from longer ranges with shorter response times and with greater effectiveness than current weapon systems.
Earlier this year,
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