The development of new technologies such as hypersonic missiles and laser weapons is to be given a boost from the Ministry of Defence (MoD) with extra money, the Government has announced.
I have actually done some work on hypersonic weapons. Those Mach 5 and all rockets. Hmm, scramjets? The insides of those engines get very hot indeed. Which means you need hafnium carbide to line them. Which is not a usual material to have lying around.
So we made some for the Americans in Moscow. Nice little job too.
I stand ready when the nation needs me – although to be fair a Russian supply line might not be quite what they’re looking for…..