US army begins training with its first Long-Range Hypersonic Weapon system

The Jerusalem Post reports: “The United States army deployed their first Long-Range Hypersonic Weapon (LRHW) in February, the Army announced at the end of March. 

Hypersonic missiles are able fly five times faster than the speed of sound and have complex and varying flight paths, making them hard to intercept. They also fly much higher than subsonic missiles yet much lower than intercontinental ballistic missiles in an area where many countries do not have enough tracking covering. 

The LRHW was launched during a Thunderbolt Strike exercise to test the full capabilities of the new technology. It was deployed 3,100 miles from the Joint Base Lewis-McChord to Cape Canaveral in Florida…”

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