U.S. military braces for two-year flight test gap in rush to field long-range hypersonic weapon 

By Jason Sherman / December 3, 2023 at 5:22 PM
(Editor's Note: This story has been updated to reflect that the Army had a goal to deploy a prototype Long Range Hypersonic Weapon battery by the fall of 2023, not 2018 as originally reported.) SIMI VALLEY, CA -- The Defense Department -- after 18 months of problems with both the two-stage missile and the ground launcher for the U.S. military's premier long-range hypersonic strike weapon -- has determined the original development path is no longer viable and remedial work...

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