U.S. military sets plan for high-stakes, shoot-down attempt of hypersonic glide vehicle

By Jason Sherman / May 16, 2022 at 6:41 PM
The U.S. military will attempt to shoot down a hypersonic glide vehicle in a high-stakes test that will inform plans for a next-generation guided-missile interceptor as well as assess the efficacy of currently deployed systems that are supposed to provide a last line of defense for aircraft carrier strike groups against Russian and Chinese ultrafast maneuvering weapons. Missile Defense Agency Director Vice Adm. Jon Hill revealed new details about planned tests -- which include a delay compared to prior statements...

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