The Cipher Brief asked me for some thoughts on hyper-sonic weapons: In recent years, defense analysts have increasingly turned their attention to the development of hypersonic weapons, a class of systems intended to strike fast, at range, and evade most existing defenses. Generally speaking, a hypersonic weapon is a system in which the kill vehicle […]
Another year, another London Bullion Market Association conference, and this year was full of what HSBC senior analyst James Steel described as “restrained optimism.” A similar description was given of the recent Denver Gold confere...
Today, the U.S., Russia and China are developing a new class of hypersonic ballistic glider weapons, which within a decade, may render most of the world’s nuclear arsenals vulnerable to lightning-fast penetration and attack.
THAT’S FAST: Lockheed to Build a Mach 20 Hypersonic Weapon System: Tactical Boost Glide could move at speeds of up to 13,000 miles an hour.