Military Tests Hypersonic Global Strike Vehicle
April 24, 2010, 1:40 pm
Filed under: hypersonic cruise vehicle, u.s. air force

Military Tests Hypersonic Global Strike Vehicle

Hypersonic Cruise Vehicle [HCV] Falcon HTV-2
April 22, 2010

U.S. Air Force and DARPA have test launched a Hypersonic Cruise Vehicle [HCV] called the Falcon HTV-2 (built by Lockheed Martin) at the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. HTV-2 vehicle is capable of reaching more than 20 times the speed of sound, and able to strike anywhere in the world with a conventional warhead in less than an hour – it’s also known as the Conventional Prompt Global Strike [CPGS] vehicle. This autonomous aircraft is capable of taking off any military runway and striking a target with an impact speed of up to 4,000 feet per second and a payload of up to 8,000 pounds and the warheads would be able to obliterate everything within a 3,000-foot radius.

With the launch of a new global strike vehicle, the military dominance of space has begun. The vision for the military was to dominate space, air, land and sea by 2020, where every military satellite, vehicle and soldier communicates with one another to ‘lift the fog of war’ in an urban battlefield. The goal is also to create more military vehicles that have artificial intelligence so the machines have the capability to seek and destroy targets on their own. With the help of half of the U.S. budget, military technology is growing by leaps and bounds ever year.

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