The template for a new generation of Army and Navy weapons was put to the test in a late Thursday missile launch in Hawaii. A prototype of the joint common hypersonic glide body (C-HGB) rode a modified Polaris A3 booster from a launch pad at the Pacific Missile Range Facility, Kauai. The successful test ended with the glide body landing at an undisclosed distance from the launch site. The joint program is developing the common glide body that will house a conventional warhead and guidance system. This system will be the heart of the Army and Navy’s developing prompt global strike capability that will allow the U.S. to strike anywhere in the world within an hour.
VIDEO: Pentagon Test Launches Prototype Hypersonic Weapon
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