U.S. Military Conducts Test For Hypersonic Weapons Development

The test focused on developing sea as well as land based hypersonic capabilities.

On Wednesday, the U.S. military conducted a test launch of a rocket with experiments focused on hypersonic weapons development.

A rocket was launched, carrying 11 different experiments created to test and gather data for hypersonic weapons research meant to support the joint Army-Navy program, directly focused on developing sea as well as land based hypersonic capabilities.

This test was successful. It took place at the Wallops Flight Test Facility in Virginia.

A second rocket is set to launch on Thursday and will carry out an additional 13 experiments created to inform hypersonic weapons development.

Data collected from these tests will assist in the development of the Navy’s Conventional Prompt Strike hypersonic system as well as the Army’s Long Range hypersonic weapon.