U.S. Army’s Hypersonic Weapon Self-Destructed Right After Lift-off in Alaska

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The U.S. Army had to self-destruct a device while testing a military defense project at its Kodiak Launch Complex in Alaska on Monday.

The Department of Defense was testing its Advanced Hypersonic Weapon when a “flight anomaly” forced a termination “near the launch pad shortly after lift-off,” according to the Pentagon.

No injuries were reported and officials are trying to determine what caused the anomaly

The Advanced Hypersonic Weapon, named Falcon Hypersonic Technology Vehicle 2 (or HTV-2 for short), is a DARPA project that has been in testing for nearly five years Read more…

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