‘Huge success’: China tests 4,563mph hypersonic aircraft that can fire ‘UNSTOPPABLE’ nukes

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RAPID: The Starry Sky-2 travelled at a top speed of 4,546 mph (CAAA)

 

THE first test of a hypersonic aircraft that could carry “unstoppable” nuclear warheads at staggering speeds of 4,563mph has been deemed a “huge success” by Chinese scientists.

The cutting-edge aircraft was fired into space using its unique shockwave propulsion system, an experimental design known as a waverider. Continue reading

Russia, China Could Soon Outmatch U.S. in Combat Aviation

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New Russian air-to-air missile has advantage in speed and reach

KIEV, UkraineRussia’s Ministry of Defense (MoD) announced that a new weapon is very near completion of its test validation trials and will soon be placed into service.

If reports of its operational performance are accurate, it will threaten the survivability of every U.S. combat aircraft currently in service—particularly the newest U.S. fighter, the Lockheed Martin F-35. Continue reading

Were mysterious bangs heard all over Britain and in New York caused by U.S. stealth jet? Expert claims noises mimicked ‘pulse detonation engine’ – which could power rumoured Aurora project

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  • Sounds reported last night from Aberdeen to West Sussex to Devon
  • Twitter users blamed meteors, fireworks, aliens and ‘the end of the world’
  • A woman in south London managed to record the mysterious bangs
  • Now an expert says the noises sound like a ‘pulse detonation engine’
  • Dr Bhupendra Khandelwal is helping develop technology behind engines
  • Conspiracy theorists say power source could be behind U.S. spy plane
  • MoD said no aircraft scrambled; Met Office said unusual weather not cause

An expert claims the loud bangs which baffled Britons last night sounded like a type of experimental jet engine – which conspiracy theorists enjoy linking to a rumoured spy plane.

Dr Bhupendra Khandelwal added his comparison to a debate which began when hundreds of Twitter users from Aberdeen to Devon – and even New York – reported ‘explosions’ which shook windows and disturbed sleeping children at around 10pm. Continue reading

US plans for hypersonic robot spy plane revealed

Lockheed Martin has begun work on a successor to the supersonic Blackbird SR-71 spy plane.

The unmanned SR-72 will use an engine that combines a turbine and a ramjet to reach its top speed of Mach 6 – about 3,600mph (5,800km/h). Continue reading