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Pentagon To Develop New Generation of Superweapons

HeadlineJul 01, 2003

The Guardian of London is reporting the Pentagon is developing a new line of superweapons including huge hypersonic drones that fly 10 times the speed of sound and space-based bombers. The new technology would allow the US military to strike anywhere in the globe at lightning speed from within the U.S. border.

The Guardian goes on to report the new superweapons would free the miltary’s dependence on overseas military bases and it would decrease the need for cooperation from its allies.

The U.S. is hoping to develop an unmanned attack drone that could fly 10 times the speed of sound and be able to drop 12,000 pounds of bombs.

The new weapons are being developed under a program codenamed Falcon which stands for Force Application and Launch from the Continental US.

Jane’s Defense Weekly reports the government has just begun accepting bids on the project which could take 20 years to develop.

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