Posts tagged as hypersonic

From Alaska to Outer Space: Key Takeaways of New US Missile Defence Review

By Matthew Montgomery on Saturday, January 19, 2019

US President Donald Trump has unveiled the country’s new missile defence strategy, aimed at destroying enemy missiles “anywhere, anytime, anyplace”. Here are the highlights of the review, which has been the first to be presented since 2010. “Our strategy is grounded in one overriding objective: to detect and destroy every type of missile attack against any American target, whether before or after launch,” President Trump said on Thursday when presenting…

Lockheed Martin secures second hypersonic air-to-surface weapon contract

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Lockheed Martin has secured a USD480 million, sole source undefinitised contract from the US Air Force Life Cycle Management Center for the rapid prototyping of the Air-launched Rapid Response Weapon (ARRW). Officially published by the US Department of Defense (DoD) on 13 August, the ARRW contract is the second contract announced this year for the rapid development of a prototype hypersonic air-to-surface missile system. The recipient of both contracts is…

Jumping the gun: US media report successful test of Russia’s hypersonic missile

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Russia has been developing a hypersonic missile the United States is currently unable to defend against, according to sources with direct knowledge of US intelligence reports. According to CNBC, Russia has tested the weapon, dubbed “Kinzhal,” 12 times on MiG-31 fighters. The last successful test was carried out earlier this month against a target nearly 800 kilometers (500 miles) away. The Kinzhal missile, whose name is aptly translated from Russian as Dagger, is a lethal weapon…