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Raytheon quietly developing new cruise missile technology - 09/25/2013
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As the Pentagon reportedly mulled in the past month a potential Tomahawk strike on Syria involving hundreds of targets, Raytheon Co. quietly won a $1 million contract to develop technologies for a potential new cruise missile -- one that could streak 300 miles in less than five minutes. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency awarded the initial funding to Waltham, Mass.-based Raytheon under the High Speed Strike Weapon program, with the U.S. Air Force envisioning new cruise missiles powered by scramjets. The term scramjet is derived from the phrase "supersonic combustion ramjet"; scramjets are designed to achieve hypersonic speed by sucking air and compressing it into a combustion chamber even as those particles maintain their supersonic speed from entry to exit in the form of exhaust. Read more



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