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Trump reveals new details about the mysterious 'super duper missile' in West Point graduation speech
Business Insider ^ | June 13, 2020 | Ryan Pickrell

Posted on 06/13/2020 10:20:45 AM PDT by re_tail20

President Donald Trump revealed new details about a mystery missile during an address at West Point Saturday, appearing to offer new insight into a high-speed weapon he previously called the "super duper missile."

In mid-May, Trump boasted about US military strength from the Oval Office, and in the process, he announced that the US is building a new missile faster than anything currently available.

"We're building incredible military equipment at a level that nobody has ever seen before. We have no choice with the adversaries we have out there," the president said.

"We have — I call it, the 'super duper missile,'" Trump said, explaining that he "heard the other night, 17 times faster than what they have right now, when you take the fastest missile we have right now."

"You've heard Russia has five times and China's working on five or six times. We have one 17 times, and it's just gotten the go-ahead," he said.

The prevailing view of the president's remarks was that the president was referring to some type of hypersonic weapon. The Department of Defense said in a statement shortly after the president's announcement that the Pentagon "is working on developing a range of hypersonic missiles to counter our adversaries."

Hypersonic weapons are able to travel at high speeds and along unpredictable flight paths, making them difficult for traditional air-and-missile defense systems to intercept. The development of these weapons has become a point of competition between the US, Russia, and China.

Speaking to the graduating class of 2020 at the US Military Academy at West Point Saturday, Trump provided new information on the weapon he boasted about last month.

"We are building new ships, bombers, jet fighters, and helicopters by the hundreds. New tanks, military satellites, rockets and missiles, even a hypersonic missile that goes...

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To: SuperLuminal

“the chicoms have had all the same knowledge of this development work that the President does...”

I don’t believe that for a minute.

Even under Antonia Handler Chayes inept administration of the DoD, B2 and F117 stayed under wraps. They probably didn’t bother to brief her. Yeah, I know. Wishful thinking.


41 posted on 06/13/2020 12:01:33 PM PDT by Regulator
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To: 53veerpass

“Pretty sure there are Plenty of Chi-com agents in the U.S. right now trying to infiltrate defense contractors to upload the blueprints back to China...”

I lived next door to most of them in the Santa Clara valley 30 years ago but Tucson isn’t quite like that...yet...


42 posted on 06/13/2020 12:02:35 PM PDT by Regulator
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To: absalom01
They knew about the program already.

With all the chi-com spying that we have in our country {thanks Bill & hildabutchbitch Klintoon}the chi-coms knew about it before the Pentagon told the CIC.

43 posted on 06/13/2020 12:23:28 PM PDT by USS Alaska (NUKE THE MOOSELIMB, TERRORISTS, NOW!)
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To: re_tail20

The new Space Force has ‘em. They’re called
Photon Torpedoes.


44 posted on 06/13/2020 12:24:04 PM PDT by Thumper1960 (Trump-2020)
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To: Balding_Eagle

A friend of mine was Johnson’s pilot. He doesn’t talk about it much but he would agree wholeheartedly.


45 posted on 06/13/2020 12:33:35 PM PDT by cyclotic (The most dangerous people are the ones that feel the most helpless)
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To: Regulator

No. It’s a tactic a President Ronald Reagan used discussing the Strategic Defence Initiative, aka, “Star Wars.” We did NOT have SDI in place at the time. It was a ploy used to make the Soviets give up the arms race because they didn’t have the money to keep up.


46 posted on 06/13/2020 12:34:00 PM PDT by Cobra64 (Common sense isn’t common anymore.)
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To: dfwgator

See post 45.

Cunning, clever, yes, ..............smart, no.


47 posted on 06/13/2020 2:31:02 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle ( The Great Wall of Trump ---- 100% sealing of the border. Coming soon.)
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To: ArcadeQuarters
EYE BLEACH!!! STAT!


48 posted on 06/13/2020 2:41:37 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change with out notice.)
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To: ArcadeQuarters
Ugh! You leave me no choice...


49 posted on 06/13/2020 2:53:23 PM PDT by PLMerite ("They say that we were Cold Warriors. Yes, and a bloody good show, too." - Robert Conquest)
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To: re_tail20

It’s actually 17 times the speed of sound, what I have read is the Russians already have one, more area had to be cleared in the test range in the Southwest in order to be able to measure and record the test the things were just to fast.
Forget all the missles we have and our enemies as well, this stuff is game changing


50 posted on 06/13/2020 4:12:28 PM PDT by ballplayer (By)
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To: Regulator

Sorry, the Russians already have them, we are behind, he gave away nothing


51 posted on 06/13/2020 4:13:51 PM PDT by ballplayer (By)
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To: Guenevere

Sorry to break the news but it’s been news for awhile, the Russians already have them. Don’t know about the Chinese, we are in the test phase, problems with the casings melting because of the speed during test,don’t know if we have solved that yet.
Testing corridor in the southwest had to be extended and cleared, the things travel so fast test range was not long enough.


52 posted on 06/13/2020 4:19:31 PM PDT by ballplayer (By)
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To: adorno

Better do your research, hate to tell you, the Russians already have them, we are in the testing stage, we have yet, from last reports we have not solved the problem of the casings melting because of the high speed.


53 posted on 06/13/2020 4:22:34 PM PDT by ballplayer (By)
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To: ballplayer
Better do your research, hate to tell you, the Russians already have them, we are in the testing stage

The Russians have been doing the same, hyper... bolic... err... sorry... hype...err... bolic sound bites. They may have been testing, but mostly, hyperbolic stuff.
54 posted on 06/13/2020 8:12:41 PM PDT by adorno
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