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APL Advances Propulsion Technology For Hypersonic Missile Applications

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March 28, 2001
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Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
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A team led by The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), in Laurel, Md., is maturing air-breathing propulsion technology in support of the Navy's Hypersonic Weapon Technology Program to enable development of surface- and air-launched hypersonic missiles. Hypersonic weapons could play an important role in tomorrow's battlefield striking time-critical, heavily defended, hardened or buried targets while keeping friendly forces farther away from harm.

A team led by The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), in Laurel, Md., is maturing air-breathing propulsion technology in support of the Navy's Hypersonic Weapon Technology Program to enable development of surface- and air-launched hypersonic missiles. Hypersonic weapons could play an important role in tomorrow's battlefield striking time-critical, heavily defended, hardened or buried targets while keeping friendly forces farther away from harm.


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