Lockheed Martin hypersonic missile may achieve speeds of 3,800 miles per hour — or one mile per second

U.S. Air Force airborne weapons experts are looking to Lockheed Martin Corp. to develop and test a hypersonic missile able to achieve speeds of about five times the speed of sound after launch from jet fighters and bombers.

Officials of the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC) Armament Directorate at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., announced a $928 million contract Wednesday to the Lockheed Martin Space Systems segment in Huntsville, Ala., for the Hypersonic Conventional Air-Launched Strike Weapon program. Leggi tutto “Lockheed Martin hypersonic missile may achieve speeds of 3,800 miles per hour — or one mile per second”