Pentagon successfully tests hypersonic flying bomb
AFP Reports: “The Pentagon held a successful test flight of a flying bomb that travels faster than the speed of sound and will give military planners the ability to strike targets anywhere in the world in less than an hour.
Launched by rocket from Hawaii at 1130 GMT, the Advanced Hypersonic Weapon, or AHW, glided through the upper atmosphere over the Pacific at hypersonic speed before hitting its target on the Kwajalein atoll in the Marshall Islands, a Pentagon statement said.
Kwajalein is about 2,500 miles (4,000 kilometers) southwest of Hawaii. The Pentagon did not say what top speeds were reached by the vehicle, which unlike a ballistic missile is maneuverable.
Scientists classify hypersonic speeds as those that exceed Mach 5 — or five times the speed of sound — 3,728 miles (6,000 kilometers) an hour ” (Jesus said discussing events to occur just preceding His return to earth to set up His Kingdom of peace that: “there shall be great tribulation such as never was since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor never shall be again;” Matthew 24:21. “Come quickly Lord Jesus” Revelation 22:21.)