The United States has a project that aims to send troops and military equipment to any point on the planet in just 30 minutes: but, no, it is not a hypersonic cargo plane, which is impossible, according to American officials… because while. What is possible is the “Vanguard” plan, which continues to advance at a good pace. like? Through Starship, SpaceX, and Elon Musk.
According to the specialized magazine “Aviation Week”, the project continues to actively progress with plans for missile loading operations – it is not just a theory, as contracts have already been concluded to design and build specialized shipping containers for these operations. The US Space Force now plans to integrate with SpaceX spacecraft, a development that, if successful, would represent a radical change in US military logistics and deployment.
Traditionally – and relying on conventional air and sea transportation – it takes the United States days to carry out its deployments, which they now want to take only a few hours.
According to US officials, SpaceX is already involved in developing the Air Force's “Rocket Cargo” program. The program's mission is to be able to load a ship with tons of equipment and troops, launch it from the atmosphere, and land at any other point on the planet minutes later on a parabolic trajectory, which according to Gary Henry would be revolutionary. One of the SpaceX consultants involved in the project.
In fact, Henry confirmed that the Pentagon is considering having its own spaceships: “We've had conversations about specific missions, where there's a very specific, sometimes high, risk, or maybe a serious use case, where they're asking: Do we need to have spaceships as our own assets? ?
Until now, the Pentagon has considered subcontracting spacecraft, and now contracts with private carriers for regular cargo deliveries and critical missions. But this new model would involve temporarily “requesting” the spacecraft for specific high-risk missions, only to return it after the mission.
If successful, Vanguard will enable up to 100 tons of cargo to be delivered anywhere on the planet in tactical time frames that are impossible to imagine at this time.
Whether on military missions or in private airlift to deliver urgent humanitarian aid in disaster situations, spaceships — or rather, Earthships — would dramatically improve the logistical efficiency of the U.S. military and its allies, providing faster and potentially far more resupply options. More cost effective than using large cargo planes like the Galaxy.
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