Hypersonic arms race heats up with US glide body test

The Pentagon just took a big step forward in the hypersonic arms race with Russia and China, according to military analysts.

The US military successfully conducted a flight test of a glide body for future hypersonic weapons, the Department of Defense announced Friday morning, Business Insider reported.

The Army and the Navy, which are jointly developing a common hypersonic glide body (also known as C-HGB) for future weapons systems, carried out a test launch at the Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii, late on Thursday local time, with the Missile Defense Agency monitoring the experiment and gathering data, the report said.



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