Pentagon confirms failed test for Hypersonic weapons development
The spokesperson said the booster stack used in the test was not part of the hypersonic program
The US Department of Defense had an unsuccessful test related to the development of its hypersonic weapon after a missile booster failed to work, a Pentagon spokesperson told, Qazet.az reports citing Sputnik.
"On Oct. 21, the Department of Defense conducted a data collection experiment from the Pacific Spaceport Complex-Alaska, Kodiak, AK [Alaska], to inform the department’s hypersonic technology development," the spokesperson said in a statement on Thursday night.
"The test did not occur as planned due to a failure of the booster stack."
The spokesperson said the booster stack used in the test was not part of the hypersonic program and is not related to the Navy-designed Common Hypersonic Glide Body, which the Defense Department successfully tested on March 20, 2020.