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Pentagon says successfully tested hypersonic missile

Mar 20, 2020 - 11:14 PM

The Pentagon says a test missile flew at hypersonic speeds – more than 5 times the speed of sound, or Mach 5 – to a designated impact point

PENTAGON. In this file photo taken on August 25, 2013, The Pentagon is seen from the air over Washington, DC. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, June 8, 2018

Jun 08, 2018 - 11:00 AM

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MARITIME DISPUTE. A ship of the China Coast Guard near Scarborough Shoal, September 3, 2016. File photo from the Philippine Department of National Defense

New hypersonic missiles guarantee parity with U.S. – Putin

Jun 07, 2018 - 11:11 PM

'Faster than Mach 20, twenty times the speed of sound,' says Russian President Vladimir Putin. 'I don't think other countries will develop such a weapon in the coming years ... we already have it.'

MACH 20. Russia's MiG-31 supersonic interceptor jets carrying hypersonic Kinzhal (Dagger) missiles fly over Red Square during the Victory Day military parade in Moscow on May 9, 2018. Photo by Yuri Kadobnov/AFP