- Jun 3, 2011
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Colonial-Marine said:litzj said:Mach 2 or 3 is not advantage compare to hypersonic ones.
(Easily targeted by IR sensor but not agile like hypersonic)
Two category weapons are needed
- Extremely stealth but slow (not detected by IR/Radar/Multi-spectral sensor)
- Highly fast (easily detected by enemy sensors, but do not give enough response time to enemy)
Yet when talking about the near future would developing and fielding a supersonic cruise missile or AShM offer a useful stepping-stone to develop and field hypersonic weapons?
Russia, China, India, Japan, and Taiwan all have supersonic AShMs so there must be something there.