Kevin Bowcutt, Boeing's chief scientist of hypersonics
, said: "We are excited about the potential of hypersonic
technology to connect the world faster than ever before.
Taking a trip across the Atlantic to NYC could be cut to just over two hours onBoeing's ambitious new hypersonic
Boeing is planning a hypersonic
jet with military and commercial applications.
The prospect of losing this arms race has quietly made the development of the hypersonic
missile a top priority at the Pentagon, the officials said, as the United States faces rising challenges from superpowers around the world.
China and Russia are already flight-testing hypersonic
weapons and several other countries have shown interest in pursuing technologies for hypersonic
Reaction Engines' technology will contribute to the next generation of hypersonic
flight and space access vehicles.
Meanwhile, the US general in charge of the nation's nuclear arsenal, General John Hyten, head of US Strategic Command, warned Russia and China are "aggressively" developing new high-speed, or hypersonic
, weapons that the US currently has no defense against.
Steven Stashwick | Tribune News Service MORE signs are emerging across the US Department of Defence that it is taking the military threat of Chinese hypersonic
weapons seriously, and redoubling efforts to field similar weapons of its own.
Russia says it has successfully test-launched a hypersonic
missile, one of a range of nuclear-capable weapons announced by President Vladimir Putin earlier this month.
Boeing reveals hypersonic
plane that could travel globe in three hours.
Rumored to be powered by an air-breathing scramjet engine, the SR-72 will conceivably be capable of topping Mach 6 (4,000MPH), granting the hypersonic
aircraft an ability to streak through enemy air defences before anyone knows it's even there.
The development of hypersonic
reentry vehicles in the near space, such as shuttles, rockets, and missiles, attracts increasing attention in recent years due to their significant strategic position.