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So is this basically Air launched ballistic missile rather than a exotic air breathing hypersonic missile?
 

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So is this basically Air launched ballistic missile rather than a exotic air breathing hypersonic missile?
No, because it's a boost-glide weapon. That means that it's flying aerodynamically, not falling ballistically like a ballistic missile. But yes, the propulsion is all rocket, not air-breathing. Which is why this is closer to operational than the various air-breathing concepts.
 
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