DOD conducts 'successful' long-range hypersonic flight test, declares event 'major milestone'

By Jason Sherman / March 20, 2020 at 10:35 AM
The Defense Department said todaybit conducted a successful long-range flight of a hypersonic glide body, an event it called a "major milestone" in advancing Army and Navy prototype weapons, flying an experimental payload more than 2,000 miles over the Pacific Ocean. On March 19, the Navy's Strategic Systems Program office launched the common hypersonic glide body (C-HGB) from the Pacific Missile Range Facility, Kauai, HI, at approximately 10:30 pm local time, toward Illeginni Islet, part of the Army’s missile defense...

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