Skip to comments.Northrop And Raytheon Have Been Secretly Working On Scramjet Powered Hypersonic Missile
Posted on 06/19/2019 5:58:03 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
Northrop Grumman and Raytheon have revealed that they have been working together on a scramjet-powered hypersonic cruise missile, which uses an engine that is entirely 3D-printed. Their design is competing against one from Lockheed Martin under the Defense Advanced Research Project's Hypersonic Air-breathing Weapon Concept program, or HAWC.
The two companies publicly announced their partnership at the 2019 Paris Air Show on June 18, 2019, but they have been working together secretly for years on HAWC, according to Aviation Week. DARPA began the HAWC program in 2014, in cooperation with the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL).
"We have a flight test planned for the near future where we will begin flying this particular class of weapon system," Tom Bussing, the Vice President of Raytheon's advanced missile system division, told reporters in Paris. "This weapon is fundamentally game-changing. Theres nothing like it."
Raytheon had revealed concept art of the missile ahead of the Paris Air Show. From what we can see so far, the design has a relatively typical layout for this weapon concept, with a rocket booster attached to the rear of the main scramjet-powered weapon. The booster motor will accelerate the missile to near hypersonic speed in order for the scramjet to work properly, before falling away.
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Given the advances in stealthy, hypersonic missile and guidance system technology, does any rational person believe that surface capital ships can survive a war against a technologically sophisticated and equipped opponent? Todays “battleship admirals” will only come to this realization after a steep price is paid with young blood.
This is my “shocked face.”
It would be criminal if they hadn’t finished their work; and were not working on the NEXT generation.
A good poker player doesn’t show their hand.
I wonder if particles moving at the speed of light could harm something moving 3500 miles per hour?
I was thinking of posting the stroy this morning but ... good for you!
Well l guess not that secretly if we are reading about it here.
It would be interesting to see a plausible “anything” with mass that could move at the speed of light. I’m interested in things that fly, so if you have a design for a warp drive, maybe we could get together..... ;-)
Echoes of Pearl Harbor.
if you read the story and a linked earlier one, it is stated that they are talking about something already in or near production ... but are just releasing what the public (and the Chinese) needs to know at this time. There is that huge new hanger at Groom ...
My guess, a lot of the UFO sightings by USN can be traced to some of these secret missiles et al being tested over water.
It all comes down to detection and response. A hyper-sonic missile vs a wall of lead still ends up destroying the missile.
No. They are not any known secret or otherwise US military. They are Other.
A hyper-sonic missile vs a wall of lead still ends up destroying the missile.
Hypersonic basically means unguided. They can’t really maneuver. Not really a threat to a moving target.
There are indeed people who put their trust in futuristic defensive laser technologies that have not yet been designed, tested and deployed to protect bygone era ships manned with thousands of young sailors.
So pal will you officially go on record that it would be smart idea to scuttle our entire Navy then? I know I would feel so much safer without a Navy. /sarc
You are an idiot.
Yep, like I said, it comes down to the detection and the response.
Tanks use the Trophy active protective system. Surely our Billion dollar naval vessels are protected by something far better.
Could this be the UFOs some of our military pilots have reported observing?
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