BBC News – Pentagon tests long-range hypersonic weapon

The US has test-fired a new weapon which can travel at five times the speed of sound, the Pentagon says.

The missile was launched from Hawaii and reached its target on a Pacific atoll 2,300 miles (3,700km) away in less than half an hour.

The Advanced Hypersonic Weapon is part of a programme to build new high-speed long-range missiles.

Its aim is to allow the US military to strike targets anywhere in the world within an hour.

via BBC News – Pentagon tests long-range hypersonic weapon.

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