Pentagon: Hypersonic missile tests failed

... due to the failure of the accelerator.

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Baku, Jale Akbar, İnteraz - 23 October 2021, 10:38

The US Department of Defense has confirmed that hypersonic missile tests failed due to a problem with the accelerator.

 

While the world's leading powers continue their arms race, there has been a new development regarding the work done in this field in the USA.

 

The reports in the US media that Washington's hypersonic missile tests were delayed due to an abnormal situation were confirmed by the Pentagon.

 

The ministry stated that the test for data collection, which was planned to be held on October 21 at the Pacific Spaceport Complex space base in Alaska, was postponed.

 

The ministry said that tests were not carried out due to the failure of the accelerator which is not part of the hypersonic weapon development program.

 

Russian President Vladimir Putin, in a statement last week, said that after the withdrawal of the American side from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Agreement, an arms race began between Russia and the United States, and this race unfortunately gained momentum.

 

Emphasizing that Russia has developed a high-precision hypersonic weapon with a speed of more than 20 Mach and that this weapon has started to serve in the army, Putin underlined that although Russia is the first and only country to develop these weapons, it never abused this situation and did not threaten anyone.

 

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