EUA em busca de mísseis hipersónicos
October 29, 2021 -
Numa corrida para recuperar o atraso para a China e a Rússia, a Força
Aérea, o Exército e a Marinha dos EUA partilham financiamento e
tecnologia para desenvolver um conjunto de mísseis hipersónicos.
Hypersonic missiles fall into two types: boost-glide systems which are launched to high-altitude on a booster and then glide to their target at speeds of up to Mach 20; and hypersonic cruise missiles which are powered during flight by attached engine.
The U.S. military is pursuing the development of a number of integrated systems that combine a boost-glide missile with a ground-based, submarine or air-launched system.