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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 “buil[t] on the success” of an earlier flight in October 2017, testing the weapon’s sustained flight capabilities under “additional stresses.” The U.S. Department of Defense...

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 Defense Symposium, LTG L. Neil Thurgood stated that the boost-glide vehicle would be used jointly across the services; the Army plans to field its first...