US completes test of hypersonic missile that travels 5 times the speed of sound


(Worthy News) – The US announced Tuesday a new test of a hypersonic missile, as officials seek to match or get ahead of ’s and ’s advances in the cutting-edge strategic weapons .

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) said it had recently completed a free-flight test of an aircraft-launched hypersonic missile that maintained a speed of more than Mach 5, or five times the speed of sound (at least 3,800 miles per hour, or 6,100 kilometers per hour).

The missile flew to an altitude greater than 65,000 feet (19,800 meters) and soared over 300 nautical miles, said DARPA, the Pentagon’s high-tech research body. [ Source: Times of Israel (Read More…) ]

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