DARPA's 'Glide Breaker' hypersonic missile interceptor program enters new phase

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A U.S. military proposal to blast hypersonic weapons out of the sky is entering a new phase.


The program, a "hypersonic defense interceptor" system called Glide Breaker, aims to counteract highly maneuverable weapons zooming through the upper atmosphere at speeds of at least Mach 5. (Mach 1 is the speed of sound; "hypersonic" generally refers to vehicles traveling at least five times that fast.)

Now the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is ready for Phase 2 of the program, which was first announced in 2018. The agency is seeking proposals "to conduct wind tunnel and flight testing of jet interaction effects," DARPA officials announced on April 15.

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DARPA's 'Glide Breaker' hypersonic missile interceptor program enters new phase

2022/05/1652267217.jpg
Read: 288     15:58     11 May 2022    

A U.S. military proposal to blast hypersonic weapons out of the sky is entering a new phase.


The program, a "hypersonic defense interceptor" system called Glide Breaker, aims to counteract highly maneuverable weapons zooming through the upper atmosphere at speeds of at least Mach 5. (Mach 1 is the speed of sound; "hypersonic" generally refers to vehicles traveling at least five times that fast.)

Now the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is ready for Phase 2 of the program, which was first announced in 2018. The agency is seeking proposals "to conduct wind tunnel and flight testing of jet interaction effects," DARPA officials announced on April 15.

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