Hypersonic Deterrence Earrings
Hypersonic Weapons Proliferation
Limited Edition Series
The thesis of these earrings is that the speed of hypersonic weapons and the current challenges in defending against them, make them a strategic weapon and because of the destabilizing risks these weapons systems warrant their own deterrence strategy.
To highlight this point, the earring features a ballistic flight path and a hypersonic glide vehicle flight path. There are rhinestones where the radar detects the missile in its trajectory and the target is represented with a red rhinestone. The rhinestones on the trajectory make a compelling visual case as to why hypersonic weapons are in a class of their own.
Only 27 earrings will be made as Mach 27 is the fastest a country (Russia) has claimed that their hypersonic missiles can travel.