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mlurp 11-18-2011 05:37 PM

Army tests hypersonic weapon over the Pacific
 
And now we have more weapons of auto destruction, man how can one in and overseas non NATO country see us less than War Mongers. Power Projection like this would be concern for any Nation we have problems with.

And the little I know about these DARPA programs is they take time in many cases and cost plenty. Yet this is already in flight.

And at the site there are many links with in the news so check the site out if this interests you.

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.Army tests hypersonic weapon over the Pacific

AP – 8 hrs ago. 18 Nov. 2011

HONOLULU (AP) — The Army on Thursday conducted its first flight test of a new weapon capable of traveling five times the speed of sound.

The Army launched the Advanced Hypersonic Weapon from the military's Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauai at about 1:30 a.m.

The weapon's "glide vehicle" reached Kwajalein Atoll — some 2,300 miles away — in less than half an hour, said Lt. Col. Melinda Morgan, a Pentagon spokeswoman.

Earlier this year, the Congressional Research Service said in a report the Advanced Hypersonic Weapon is part of the military's program to develop "prompt global strike" weapons that would allow the U.S. to strike targets anywhere in the world with conventional weapons in as little as an hour.

The Air Force and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, are developing a similar vehicle.

The Pentagon said the Advanced Hypersonic Weapon, or AHW, vehicle is designed to fly long ranges within the earth's atmosphere at speeds that are at least five times the speed of sound.

The objective of Thursday's test was to collect data on technologies that boost the hypersonic vehicle and allow it to glide. The Army was also testing how the vehicle performed in long-range flight.

The Congressional Research Service report said the AHW would be able to maneuver to avoid flying over third party nations as it approached its target. The weapon would use a precision guidance system to home in on the target, it said.
Army tests hypersonic weapon over the Pacific - Yahoo! News

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Comet 11-18-2011 06:07 PM

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Hah, you beat me to this story, mlurp! I clicked on this section to post it here and I saw your thread.

2,300 miles in under thirty minutes? That is pretty fast.

cnredd 11-19-2011 12:39 AM

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Originally Posted by Comet (Post 369555)
2,300 miles in under thirty minutes? That is pretty fast.

ALMOST as fast as a rumor...:yes

Comet 11-19-2011 12:51 AM

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Originally Posted by cnredd (Post 369695)
ALMOST as fast as a rumor...:yes

Like the one I am spreading about you now to everyone through PMs about you and that one-eyed midget prostitute with a limp named Biscuit when you were in Taiwan last year?

cnredd 11-19-2011 01:16 AM

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Originally Posted by Comet (Post 369698)
Like the one I am spreading about you now to everyone through PMs about you and that one-eyed midget prostitute with a limp named Biscuit when you were in Taiwan last year?

And where does the "rumor" part come in?...:D

RedState 11-19-2011 01:43 AM

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this would have been news like 20 years ago.

mlurp 11-20-2011 10:15 AM

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Originally Posted by RedState (Post 369707)
this would have been news like 20 years ago.

Man the Dark Side has you in it's grip. :rofl2

Your remarks on Iran, when about every gulf nation is behind Israel (in the quiet) :crazy

Your position in the Wall St. thingy. :sad

Just what is it you do here? :D

I would love that these weapons were never needed.. But the MIC has to have it's way above all else.

And Si Fi takes time to become reality or are you still stuck with Stars Wars and your Si Fi?

RedState 11-20-2011 12:32 PM

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Originally Posted by mlurp (Post 370176)
Man the Dark Side has you in it's grip. :rofl2

Your remarks on Iran, when about every gulf nation is behind Israel (in the quiet) :crazy

Your position in the Wall St. thingy. :sad

Just what is it you do here? :D

I would love that these weapons were never needed.. But the MIC has to have it's way above all else.

And Si Fi takes time to become reality or are you still stuck with Stars Wars and your Si Fi?

so are you really trying to tell me that this is the first time the military has tested hypersonic space planes? ;)

cnredd 11-20-2011 12:37 PM

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Originally Posted by RedState (Post 370210)
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...

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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...:yes

RedState 11-20-2011 12:48 PM

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Originally Posted by cnredd (Post 370213)
From the very first sentence of the article...

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...:yes

Sure thing Red.


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