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The Army And Navy Have Conducted The First Joint Test Of Their New Hypersonic Weapon

Friday, March 20, 2020   (1 Comments)

By Joseph Trevithick  |  March 20, 2020  |  The Warzone Wire

 

The Missile Defense Agency also observed the test to gather data that could be useful in developing anti-hypersonic defenses.

The U.S. Army and the U.S. Navy, in cooperation with the Missile Defense Agency, have conducted their first joint test launch of a new hypersonic warhead in the Pacific. The two services plan to eventually deploy this common hypersonic boost-glide vehicle on top of land-based and submarine-launched missiles, respectively.

A launch took place at the Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii at approximately 10:30 PM local time on Mar. 19. A ground-launched rocket booster propelled the Common Hypersonic Glide Body vehicle, or C-HGB, to the desired speed and altitude, after which it "flew at hypersonic speed to a designated impact point," according to a Pentagon statement. The announcement did not say how fast the vehicle flew or how far, but hypersonic speed is defined as being above Mach 5 and the Pentagon said that the new weapons could enable the Army and the Navy to quickly "strike targets hundreds and even thousands of miles away." READ MORE...

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Robert Baker says...
Posted Tuesday, April 14, 2020
They got this together in such a short time frame for such an advanced concept. Mutual deterrent will be restored. My sincere thanks!

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