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Originally posted by magicmushroom
Again I ask the question can the US continue to afford its military might.
The Navy is developing a new type of rocket engine to make missiles faster and more deadly.
a hybrid propulsion system called an "Integral Rocket Ramjet" -- also known as a "ram-rocket."
used to knock out enemy air defense radar
If a surface-to-air radar locks on to your aircraft, then your survival may depend on knocking the radar out before its missiles can hit you. Some Russian-built SAMs are huge and have a speed of mach 5 or more , so being the "fastest gun" can be a matter of life or death.