What is known about the military’s hypersonic flight program?

After the US, Russia or China, it is the turn of the United Kingdom to unveil a hypersonic flight program for its military. At the Farnborough International Airshow on 19 July, the Royal Air Force announced the formation of Royal Engines, Rolls-Royce, the UK government’s Defense Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) and the British National Commission for Strategic Defense Investment Fund (NSSIF). Innovative hypersonic technologies with the aim of creating A prototype hypersonic fighterThe concept is called V.

“The Hypersonic Air Vehicle Experimental (HVX) project aims to make the UK a leader in reusable hypersonic air systems,” Reaction Engines said in a statement. According to the special site Aviation weekAircraft under development could reach Mach 5 speed – That means a speed of over 6,000 kilometers per hour – and make its first flight from 2030. It may be 9 meters long and 4 meters wide.

“This prototype vehicle is one of many concepts developed by the program,” added Reaction Engines, which hopes other “leading” aerospace companies will join the HVX program to “support the delivery of this revolutionary technology.”

Also, the scope of the program is not limited to the military. Works in other applications such as HVX Space access or high speed transport.

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