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The X-51A Waverider was powered by a Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne SJY61 scramjet engine and designed to ride on its own shockwave and accelerate to about Mach 6. The Air Force now wants to capitalize on that technology by funding the development of hypersonic cruise missiles. (U.S. Air Force graphic)

US Air Force Seeks Hypersonic Cruise Missiles

The U.S. Air Force is moving forward with plans to develop hypersonic cruise missiles. The service has teamed with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency,…




The Space Surveillance Telescope (SST) via DARPA.

Air Force Acquires Spy Scope to Protect Satellites

The Air Force has acquired a high-tech Space Surveillance Telescope, or SST, capable of speedily discovering and tracking previously unseen or hard-to-find small objects that could threaten…











The Predator C Avenger is a jet-powered unmanned aerial vehicle made by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. (Company photo)

US, India Tout Defense Ties But No Talk of Drone Sale

Growing military cooperation between the U.S. and India will involve increased military sales, joint exercises and co-production agreements, Indian Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar said Monday….