US Military Destroys Hypersonic Weapon Built ‘To Hit Any Target on Earth Within One Hour’ – Just Four Seconds Into Test Launch

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US military destroys hypersonic weapon built ‘to hit any target on Earth within one hour’ – just four seconds into test launch

 

The craft was destroyed to ensure public safety, and no one was injured in the incident, which occurred shortly after 4 a.m. EDT (0800 GMT) on Monday at the Kodiak Launch Complex in Alaska, said Maureen Schumann, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Defense Department. 

The weapon is intended to give the US president “the ability to promptly engage targets at a strategic range without using nuclear weapons” according to a declassified environmental impact assessment released in June 2011. 

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