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Kens, it might be closer than you think

China’s WU-14
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WU-14

http://www.newsweek.com/china-military-test-high-speed-jets-could-bomb-us-less-15-minutes-712372

CHINA MILITARY TO TEST HIGH-SPEED VEHICLE THAT COULD BOMB U.S. IN LESS THAN 15 MINUTES

About 5 years ago they built a Hypersonic Windtunnel to speed up their development of HSV. These reentry vehicles make between Mach 6 and Mach 10.

We(NASA/DARPA et al) have been working on it for awhile as well.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NASA_X-43

2012

2016
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPOK3R-JtwI

2017

the SR-72 from this summer

 

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