Lockheed Martin Is One Step Closer to Building Hypersonic Missiles That Are Faster Than Today’s Anti-Aircraft Systems

The Pentagon has given Lockheed Martin lmt a $928 million contract to develop and build hypersonic missiles, which will be able to travel at more than five times the speed of sound.

Hypersonic missiles are a priority for the U.S. military because they are so difficult to defend against--they’re just too fast for today’s anti-aircraft and anti-missile defense systems to counter--and because the country’s biggest geopolitical rivals are steaming...

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