Defence Notes

US lays out plans to speed up hypersonic weapons development

1st March 2018 - 19:35 GMT | by Ashley Roque in Washington DC


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Hours after Russian President Vladimir Putin boasted that the country possesses hypersonic intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM), DARPA revealed it has plans to ramp up testing its capabilities portfolio. 

During a presidential address to the Federal Assembly in Moscow on 1 March, Putin said Russia had developed a hypersonic capability ...

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