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Sky Range to be a game-changer in the hypersonic weapons race



Grand Forks, North Dakota – The nuclear arms race between the U.S. and Russia was put an end by the end of the cold war years ago. However, the United States is currently competing to enter a very different weapons race. Furthermore, North Dakota might be crucial in this.

The speed of sound is 4 and a half times faster than hypersonic missiles, which travel at 3500 miles per hour. Additionally, to avoid falling behind, China and Russia are pushing our nation to create hypersonic weapons more quickly.

Senator Hoeven claims that Grand Sky is situated close to Grand Forks Air Force Base. He claims that the Sky Range program from Grand Sky would revolutionize the race for hypersonic weaponry.

The Department of Defense now tests hypersonic missiles over a Pacific Ocean corridor using an outdated fleet of ships. However, because it takes several weeks to deploy and prepare the ships for each test, the Department of Defense can only carry out four to six tests annually. The cost of running the ships sends a signal to America’s enemies about the testing timetable.

Modified Global Hawks from Sky Range would take the place of the ships and are more affordable, quicker, and capable of more frequent deployments. By establishing more testing routes in the Pacific and elsewhere, the aircraft will also boost testing capacity.

More experiments, particularly those involving the Sky Range project, are hoped to help our nation determine what works and doesn’t in American hypersonic weapons programs.