The Hypersonic Air-breathing Weapon Concept had its previous successful free flight in 2013. Illustration: Reuters
The Hypersonic Air-breathing Weapon Concept had its previous successful free flight in 2013. Illustration: Reuters

US flies back into hypersonic fast lane as it tests air-breathing weapon

  • Hypersonic Air-breathing Weapon Concept has its first successful free flight in eight years
  • Americans making up for lost time after prioritising other areas while China and Russia forged ahead, experts say

Topic |   US-China relations
The Hypersonic Air-breathing Weapon Concept had its previous successful free flight in 2013. Illustration: Reuters
The Hypersonic Air-breathing Weapon Concept had its previous successful free flight in 2013. Illustration: Reuters
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