Army successfully tests Advanced Hypersonic weapon

Friday - 11/18/2011, 9:38am EST

The Army's Space and Missile Defense and Strategic Commands say they've successfully tested a new missile. It flies low, fast and far. The Advanced Hypersonic weapon is designed to fly long distances, faster than sound. Unlike some missiles, the prototype says in the earth's atmosphere. The AHW flew between two locations in the Pacific, starting in Hawaii. While the missile was in flight, the Army measured its navigation, guidance and heat-protection qualities.

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