U.S. new hypersonic unmanned aircraft capable of reaching within two hours anywhere in the world
America’s second-generation” Falcon “Hypersonic Vehicle (HTV-2) fighter
according to the German” Der Spiegel “magazine website reported that the U.S. will be held in April in a test flight over the Pacific Ocean of the latest supersonic unmanned aircraft, called the second generation of “Falcon” Hypersonic Vehicle (HTV-2) of the aircraft can carry five tons of supplies to more than five times the speed of sound within 2 hours reach anywhere in the world.
HTV-2 will be in California’s Vandenberg Air Force Base off test. In the rocket separation, HTV-2 degrees in the atmosphere will be hypersonic flight, and finally landed in the central Pacific Kwajalein Atoll Reagan experimental field. UAVs will fly 8,000 km to test the aircraft’s insulation and gas-dynamic driving stability.
HTV-2 design concept ahead, is the fastest flying aircraft. This black wedge planes can fly in 2 hours, nearly 17,000 kilometers, equivalent to half the circumference of the earth, and intercontinental range, and only between 5500-15000 km.
the U.S. military has been keen to have a faster hypersonic aircraft, is being extended service to replace the SR-71 “Blackbird” supersonic reconnaissance aircraft. However, technically they are still no breakthrough.
the development of hypersonic aircraft to the civil aircraft development has also brought hope. British engineers are ready to develop a five hours you can fly to Australia from the UK high-speed aircraft, the aircraft no windows, designed to accommodate 300 passengers at speeds of up to 6,000 km. (Li Ping Series)