RAYTHEON, NORTHROP WILL ‘SOON’ FLY HYPERSONIC CRUISE MISSILE | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

RAYTHEON, NORTHROP WILL ‘SOON’ FLY HYPERSONIC CRUISE MISSILE

SOURCE: BREAKINGDEFENSE.COM
PARIS AIR SHOW: Imagine a swarm of up to 30 hypersonic scramjets the size of cruise missiles, launched from air, land and sea. They share data with each other, correcting their flights, perhaps changing targets midcourse. And they can be manufactured relatively quickly and for much less cost than most of the hypersonic vehicles that have been built so far.

If you were China or Russia, would you be uneasy?

“The Raytheon-Northrop Grumman team is quickly developing air-breathing hypersonic weapons to keep our nation ahead of the threat,” Tom Bussing, Raytheon’s VP for advanced missile systems, said in a statement.

That swarm description is what a new teaming agreement between Raytheon and Northrop Grumman, announced here today here, may lead to. This air-breathing scramjet will use aviation fuel, which is used in the Air Launched Cruise Missile. And Northrop Grumman has come up with technology and materials to 3-D print (additive manufacturing to the people who do it) the entire engine (the combustor), Beach Wilcox, VP for advanced programs at Northrop, told me today.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Just great; we still have families sleeping in their cars; our infrastructure is crumbling as I input this, and every Foggybottomite is still fully engaged, parsing out "the meaning" of the 2016 election.

The people Americans have "hired", through the election process, are simply a group of individuals, who are owned by the companies which have contributed heavily toward their election success, to insure that these companies can "manage" what happens in this country, to continue to make them profitable.

With a political leadership this collectively asleep at the wheel, it is no wonder why the real problems facing this country go unresolved; but we will have terrific weapons with which to smash other countries, if they dare get "uppity!"

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