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UK Developing Hypersonic Weapons Vehicle

The Tempest at Mach 5 Plus Source: Raytheon hypersonic missile concept Source : UK Air Show Concept of Tempest Fighter Jet UK Joins Global Hypersonic Arms Race Britain just announced that it's developing a hypersonic missile, The Tempest, capable of reaching Moscow in 24 minutes. The distance between the UK and Moscow is 1500 miles.  The Tempest will travel at speeds in excess of Mach 5, which is 3,836 mph.  The Royal Air Force is leading the project and just announced partners in the development of the hypersonic propulsion system include Rolls-Royce, BAE Systems and Reaction Engines.  They've been given 10 million pounds to research, design and develop the high Mach advanced propulsion system on a very fast track. Britain vows to be a leader in hypersonic technology and wants hypersonic capabilities to defend itself. Highly Advanced Hypersonic Weapon The Tempest will be fitted with laser and hypersonic weapons.  And it will be able to fly unmanned.  The Temp