The menace of hypersonic weapons has been one of the most talked-about threats to the U.S. military and homeland in the last several years. As Liberty Nation reported, a Chinese test in August of last year caught the U.S. intelligence community by surprise and caused a flurry of commentary by defense pundits. In an exclusive conversation, Mr. Frank Cappuccio, former executive vice president for Lockheed Martin’s Advanced Development Programs, offered LN some insight on several questions. Is hypersonic technology just hype? Is the case today for developing and fielding America’s own high-speed systems still as compelling, or is the U.S. too late? As an alternative, might fielding a robust defensive system be more cost-effective?
Mike Griffin, former President Donald Trump’s selection as the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, believed the need for a U.S. hyperson...
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