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This just in from the Pentagon, hypersonically, of course:

Department of Defense Announces Sucessful Test of Army Advanced Hypersonic Weapon Concept

Today the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command conducted the first test flight of the Advanced Hypersonic Weapon (AHW) concept.  At 6:30 a.m. EST (1:30 a.m. Hawaii-Aleutian Time), a first-of-its-kind glide vehicle, designed to fly within the earth’s atmosphere at hypersonic speed and long range, was launched from the Pacific Missile Range Facility, Kauai, Hawaii to the Reagan Test Site, U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll. The objective of the test is to collect data on hypersonic boost-glide technologies and test range performance for long-range atmospheric flight….The Department of Defense is using AHW to develop and demonstrate technologies for Conventional Prompt Global Strike (CPGS).

CPGS is a program designed to hit anything, anywhere on Earth, within an hour. After they perfect that, maybe they can add spell-check to their computers (note “sucessful” – of all the words to screw up! — in the headline. It was corrected by lunch).

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