Self-destruct technology being readied for hypersonic flight test, key to safety

By Jason Sherman / February 1, 2022 at 5:55 PM
New details about technologies demonstrated during a hypersonic technology flight test last fall were revealed today when General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems announced its self-destruct units were flown on two of three sounding rockets launched to assess potential new capabilities for the Pentagon's marquee hypersonic glide vehicle projects. Two of three research rockets blasted off by Sandia National Laboratories on behalf of the Defense Department on Oct. 20 carried General Atomics’ Autonomous Flight Termination Units, which trigger destruction of a missile...

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