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- Feb 12, 2010
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I think the only way they'll get the cost down is to buy more. Everybody is tooled up for composite/aluminum/titanium structures. Don't know how much industry bandwidth there is for all the high-temp materials they'll need. Just for example, the RATTLRS airframe was a titanium airframe made at a smaller company (Klune). HyFly used a giant titanium casting for it's body.The Pentagon wants defense contractors to cut the ultimate cost of hypersonic weapons, the head of research and development said on Tuesday, as the next generation of super-fast missiles being developed currently cost tens of millions per unit.www.reuters.com
Yep.. they should buy more.. and in fact.. that's the best and proven way to get things cheaper.