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Old 11-20-2011, 01:37 PM
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Default Re: Army tests hypersonic weapon over the Pacific

Originally Posted by RedState View Post
so are you really trying to tell me that this is the first time the military has tested hypersonic space planes?
From the very first sentence of the article...

The Army on Thursday conducted its first flight test of a new weapon capable of traveling five times the speed of sound.
First, it's a weapon and not a plane...

Second, the SPEED is what makes it a "first"...Irrelevant of how many hypersonic tests there have been in the last 20 years, it's still a first...
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