Australia, US Partner to Develop Air-Launched Hypersonic Missile Written 1 December 2020


United States Tomahawk cruise missile. | Credit: United States Navy; Wikipedia; Public Domain

Defense News reports that Australia and the US “are partnering to develop and test an air-launched hypersonic cruise missile under the bilateral Southern Cross Integrated Flight Research Experiment program, or SCIFiRE, the two countries announced Monday.” The program “falls under the Allied Prototyping Initiative, which is managed by the Directorate of Advanced Capabilities within the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering.” The project will be “executed by the U.S. Air Force under the auspices of the weapons program executive officer, and it will leverage more than 15 years of collaboration on research into scramjets, rocket motors, sensors and advanced manufacturing materials between the two countries.”
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