Mach 5 Cruise Missile, Anywhere On The Globe In 1 Hour

Posted: Dec 20 2006, 1:00pm CST | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 12:36am CDT, in News | Other Stuff

 
Mach 5 Cruise Missile, Anywhere on the Globe in 1 Hour
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The Pentagon has a project called the Prompt Global Strike Project that has spawned a cruise missile that is said to be able to hit Mach 5 (not Speed Racer’s car) and be anywhere on the globe in one hour.

Mach 5 comes out to 3,600 miles an hour and makes the Tomahawk missile that tops out at a measly 550 mph look snail like by comparison. Supposedly the missile destroys its target by crashing into it at top speed, I can only imagine the amount of kinetic energy this thing will have at 3,600 MPH.The pentagon is hoping to have a test missile by 2008, naturally the program is drawing protests that it could trigger a nuclear war, which is ironically the same thing they said when we invented the nuclear bomb. Story and image via Gizmodo.

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