The Washington Examiner:
The Pentagon announced Friday the successful test of an experimental hypersonic glide body from the Pacific Missile Range Facility, Kauai, Hawaii.
The successful flight is a big deal, writes Riki Ellison, head of the private Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance. “Developed in less than a year,” the land-based common hypersonic glide body is “a powerful combination of the U.S. Navy’s submarine booster rocket and the U.S. Army’s land launcher with their C-HGB that bounces between the upper atmosphere and space to further increase its speed and choosing an entry point to come in at the target at 20 times the speed of sound (Mach 20) and greater.”
“There is no missile defense system from sensor to interceptor in the world, including the United States, that has been developed and is capable of defeating hypersonic glide vehicles like the C-HGB,” Ellison says.
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