9/27, 10:50 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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US tests rocket 5x faster than speed of sound

United States Air Force in partnership with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) announced on Monday the completion of a free-flight test of its Hypersonic Air-breathing missile that accelerated to a speed 5 times faster than the speed of sound.

The missile was built by aerospace and defense company Raytheon Technologies.

"The HAWC free flight test was a successful demonstration of the capabilities that will make hypersonic cruise missiles a highly effective tool for our warfighters. This brings us one step closer to transitioning HAWC to a program of record that offers next generation capability to the US military," said Andrew Knoedler, DARPA official.

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