THE American The United States Air Force (USAF) announced yesterday Monday (16/5) that it has conducted a successful ultrasound test weaponwhich flew at five times the speed of sound.
The test took place off Saturday in southern California. The bomber struck shortly after noon in front of a U.S. Air Force base.
After the missile disconnected from the rail on the aircraft, the propulsion system “was activated and operated for the intended duration, achieving supersonic speeds five times the speed of sound”, according to the same img.
The United States is not the only country that develops supersonic weapons, the speed and ability of which to maneuver in flight make it very difficult to monitor and intercept them by current missile defense systems.
Russia has fired missiles at targets in Ukraine, while China has tested supersonic weapons, according to US officials.
China’s foreign ministry denied in October that the People’s Liberation Army was conducting a supersonic weapon test. North Korea, meanwhile, says it has also successfully tested supersonic missiles.
Source: News Beast