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Lockheed Martin just got one step closer to handing hypersonic weapons to the US Air Force

Amanda Macias

Lockheed Martin secured a $928 million U.S. Air Force contract to build hypersonic weapons, the Pentagon said Wednesday in a statement. A hypersonic weapon is a missile that travels at Mach 5 or higher, which is at least five times faster than the speed of sound. Speed is undoubtedly the new stealth and the Pentagon's top weapons supplier just got one step closer to handing hypersonic weapons to the U.S. Air Force.