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Falcon HTV-2 has Another Test Flight Scheduled Today10. august 2011 20:52 | Defense
by Joe G.
The DARPA Falcon Project is planned to complete its second test flight today. The Falcon Project (Force Application and Launch from Continental United States) is a joint venture between the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the United States Air Force (USAF).
The vehicle can reach mach 20 which is about 15,000 mph. That would make a trip between Los Angeles and New York only 10 minutes.
The arrowhead like Falcon HTV-2 is shot to the orbit with a rocket and that descents from there to the target place on incredible speeds. During test flight in 2010, the HTV-2 each a maximum speed of mach 22.
The purpose of the unmanned Falcon HTV-2 is to be able to make aerial attack from US on any target in the world within 60 minutes.
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