Weapons dropped from orbit anywhere on Earth within an hour? DoD asks SpaceX to prove it’s viable

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Orbital military cargo drops, if introduced, would remain a niche service employed for time-sensitive emergencies, or for locations where US transport aviation has no access, it is understood. Washington would also probably need to work with countries like Russia and China on a warning mechanism, which would prevent them from mistaking such deliveries for nuclear launches.

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