PARIS — France has awarded ArianeGroup a contract to develop a hypersonic glider technology demonstrator that is due to make its first flight by the end of 2021, Armed Forces Minister Florence Parly announced Jan. 21.
“We have decided to award a contract for a hypersonic glider demonstrator,” able to reach a speed of over Mach 5 (over 6,000 km/h),” Parly said during her New Year’s address to the armed forces.
France is already conducting studies on hypersonic propulsion………..
Source: Defense-Aerospace.com; posted Jan 28, 2019
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