UK to develop hypersonic missiles to catch up with China and Russia by 2030 report


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Britain plans to equip its armed forces with a homegrown hypersonic cruise missile by the end of the decade, according to a report. Military chiefs are under pressure to catch up with China, Russia and the US by developing a weapon capable of flying at speeds higher than Mach 5 - five times the speed of sound, according to The Sunday Telegraph. The Ministry of Defence wants the missile to be designed and built in the UK and to enter service by 2030. Plans are at an early stage, the newspaper reported, although there is no decision on whether the...