hypersonic drones, like the drones before them, are the latest innovation in push-button warfare.
hypersonic weapons travel at extremely high speeds, anywhere from 3,840 to 16,250 miles an hour.
A hypersonic weapon operator may be a thousand miles from the weapon he or she launches, and thousands more from the target.
hypersonic is the new supersonic, a frontier of speed dreamed of but not yet conquered.
Unsurprisingly, Russia has started work on hypersonic weapons.
hypersonic weapons are the new arms race, with the United States, Russia, India and China all racing to develop them.
The latest in push button warfare, hypersonic weapons have launched a new arms race among the big powers—emphasis on the race.
A hypersonic weapon launched from New York could reach Moscow in less than 40 minutes.
Relating to or capable of speeds equal to or exceeding five times the speed of sound (Mach 5 and above). Compare subsonic, supersonic, transonic.