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US conducts ‘successful’ test of hypersonic missile technology

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Washington (AFP) – The United States successfully tested hypersonic missile technology, a new weapons system which is already being deployed by China and Russia, the US Navy said Thursday. The test, conducted Wednesday at a NASA facility in Wallops, Virginia, is a “vital step in the development of a Navy-designed common hypersonic missile,” the navy said in a statement. “This test demonstrated advanced hypersonic technologies, capabilities, and prototype systems in a realistic operating environment,” it said. Hypersonic missiles, like traditional ballistic missiles, can fly more than five time…

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