Hyper activity: Hypersonics research in the USA

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by PartTimePongo, Sep 7, 2006.

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  1. http://www.flightglobal.com/Articles/2006/08/29/Navigation/404/208680/Hyper+activity+Hypersonics+research+in+the+USA.html
  2. This could be a deployable weapon in 5-10 years:


    The rest of the world is also a decade or so behind the US in terms of UAVs:


    There is an argument to be made for binning JSF and continuing with production of current aircraft (F22, SuperHornet, F15/16) and then fielding UCAV's to replace the legacy fighters in the 2015 timeframe.
  3. Any hypersonic aircraft will incapable of close air support. they will be designed to fly fast, and fast only. We will need planes with blokes in, travelling sub-sonic, for the close air support role for many years yet.

  4. Not sure we will, you know. How about a UAV controlled by the troops in contact or the next level of their chain of command?