Plugging the Hypersonic Missile Gap — The First $1.4 Billion

Advances in hypersonic missiles by Russia and China have put the U.S. behind in airborne weapons. Recent Lockheed Martin contracts — including key work in Huntsville — appear to be aimed at getting the U.S. back into the game.

Russia’s new Sarmat intercontinental missile is shown in a video grab at an undisclosed location in Russia. It is one of the hypersonic nuclear weapons Russian President Vladimir Putin says his military has successfully tested and is ready to deploy. (RU-RTR Russian Television via AP) By the time you finish reading…

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