US Tests Hypersonic Weapon

US Tests Hypersonic Weapon

On March 19, the United States successfully launched the Common Hypersonic Glide Body (C-HGB) at the Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii. According to a Navy spokesperson, the test…

Japan Plans Antiship Hypersonic Missile

Japan Plans Antiship Hypersonic Missile

Japan’s Defense Ministry plans to incorporate an antiship capability on its future hypersonic missiles, according to a February 25 Mainichi Shimbun report. In a 2019 paper, the ministry’s Acquisition, Technology,…

MDA Reveals New Hypersonic Defense Program

MDA Reveals New Hypersonic Defense Program

On December 5, the U.S. Missile Defense Agency revealed the existence of a new counter-hypersonic weapons program, the Regional Glide Phase Weapon System (RGPWS). The program is intended to complement…

US Army Plans Hypersonic Missile Test in FY 2022

US Army Plans Hypersonic Missile Test in FY 2022

On August 7, a U.S. Army official confirmed that the service would flight test its first ground-launched hypersonic missile in Fiscal Year 2022. Speaking at the 2019 Space and Missile…

Hypersonic Threats Need an Offense-Defense Mix

Hypersonic Threats Need an Offense-Defense Mix

Next week, people from across the missile defense community will gather at an annual symposium in Huntsville, Alabama, to consider how to adapt U.S. missile defense efforts to the challenge…

China Unveils New Antiship Ballistic Missile at Air Show

China Unveils New Antiship Ballistic Missile at Air Show

On November 6, China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation Limited (CASIC) unveiled its new short-range hypersonic antiship ballistic missile, called CM-401, at the Zhuhai Air Show. The weapon system was…