DISPATCHES FROM THE FRONT LINE OF AEROSPACE TECHNOLOGY
US AIR FORCE ASKS FOR A MACH-5 MISSILE
SPURRED BY DEVELOPMENTS in Russia and China, the US Air Force is taking steps toward acquiring a hypersonic air-to-surface missile capable of traveling faster
For more than 20 years the Air Force — not to mention other US government agencies and private industry — have been experimenting with hypersonic technology. But as of mid-2017 that experimentation hasn’t translated into a working weapon.