The Strategist

US Air Force announces successful hypersonic weapon test

05/17/2022 - 09:10

According to a released military statement, the US Air Force successfully tested an advanced hypersonic cruise missile on 14 May.

SRA D. Myles Cullen, USAF
SRA D. Myles Cullen, USAF
The launch took place on California's southern coast. During the test, the missile traveled at five times the speed of sound.

Heath Collins, United States Air Force weapons program manager, stated, "This was a wonderful achievement by the development team for the military sector and for our Air Force."

This was the first time a cruise missile was launched from an aircraft.