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New weapon tested

The Army on Thursday conducted its first flight test of a new weapon capable of traveling five times the speed of sound and hitting targets around the world in a short period of time. The Advanced Hypersonic Weapon was launched from the military’s Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauai on Thursday. The weapon’s “glide vehicle” traveled 2,300 miles in less than half an hour. The Advanced Hypersonic Weapon is part of the military’s program to develop weapons with global strike capability in as little as an hour.