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Mitt Was Right: Russia Wants a Hypersonic Bomber

Via Popular Science:
There’s a new arms race brewing, and this one is destined to be very, very fast. Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin is calling for the development of a hypersonic long-range bomber to ensure Russia is not “falling behind the Americans.” He doesn’t want some subsonic or even supersonic analog to the American B-2, he says. Russia’s next bomber–slated for delivery by decade’s end–will move faster than Mach 5. Rogozin’s latest comments follow on the heels of America’s latest test of the X-51 Waverider, a hypersonic experimental scramjet that the deputy PM holds up as an example of what the Russian aerospace and defense sectors should be aspiring to (along with DARPA’s HTV Falcon test vehicle and America’s other hypersonic development programs).

Oddly enough, Clint Eastwood has already dealt with the threat of a Mach 5 Russian bomber in the movie, "Firefox." - Greg Pollowitz

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