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Why U.S. Air Force Urgently Needs New Air to Air Missiles

Why U.S. Air Force Urgently Needs New Air to Air Missiles

As we have reported earlier the U.S. starting developing a new AIM-260 future long-range air-to-air missile that will replace AIM-120. The two services are worried that the Chinese, in particular, have begun to outrange American fighter jets with their own advanced air-to-air missiles. The Air Force officer said that the …

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Shunk Works Engineer Answers How Fast Was The SR-71 Blackbird

Shunk Works Engineer Answers How Fast Was The SR-71 Blackbird

How fast was the SR-71? Let’s answer the question with someone who actually knows. Tim Yarrow an aviation Research and Analysis expert was an Electrical Engineer at Lockheed Martin’s secretive “Skunk Works” team from 1974-1994….here’s his answer: Faster than widely published. Blackbird’s cruise speed was officially Mach 3.2…but there’s MORE. Blackbird …

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