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Russia has successfully tested a new hypersonic nuclear weapon delivery system , named “Avangard”, from the Dombarovskiy missile base in the southern Ural Mountains. It successfully hit a practice target on the Kura shooting range on Kamchatka, 6,000 kilometers (3,700 miles) away. The Avangard hypersonic glide vehicle flies 27 times faster than the speed of ..
Topics: Aerodynamics • Aerospace engineering • Aircraft • Airspeed • Avangard • Aviation • Boost-glide • Hypersonic aircraft • Hypersonic speed • Intercontinental ballistic missile • Outer space • Space weapons
China successfully tested its first cutting-edge hypersonic “waverider” flight vehicle (aircraft) Xingkong-2 (Starry Sky-2). Waverider is flight vehicle that flies in atmosphere and uses shockwaves generated by its own hypersonic flight with air to glide at high speed. Currently, United States and Russia have been carrying out similar experiments. About Test The Xingkong-2 hypersonic waverider ..
Category: Defence Current Affairs
X-51A built by U.S. which was designed to travel from London to New York (around 5570 km) in 45 minutes crashed into the Pacific Ocean in its test flight. The test was conducted off the coast of California at Mach 6 speed– (up to 7,300 kmph) which means six times the speed of sound. What is ..
Topics: Aerodynamics • Aerospace engineering • Aircraft • Airspeed • Aviation • Boeing X-51 Waverider • Hypersonic aircraft • Hypersonic speed • Mach number • NASA X-43 • Spacecraft propulsion • Vehicles
HTV-2 is an unmanned, rocket-launched, manoeuvrable aircraft that can glide through the Earth’s atmosphere at a top speed of 21,580 kmph. The US Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) launched it atop a rocket recently from Vandenberg Air Force Base, but lost contact with it after the vehicle successfully separated from the booster and entered ..