Advanced Hypersonic Weapon Fail: US Top-Secret Weapon Explodes Over Alaska During Second Test

The Advanced Hypersonic Weapon is US top-secret weapon that can hit anywhere on Earth in an hour.

The Pentagon’s top-secret weapon exploded and created a mystery fireball in the sky over Alaska on August 25, 2014.

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Advanced Hypersonic Weapon Fail: Explosion of the US top-secret weapon caught from Cape Greville in Chiniak, Alaska by Scott Wight

Sound can be used as weapon. A rocket carrying an experimental Army strike weapon exploded early Monday after taking off from a launch pad in Alaska. The fiery explosion was caught on camera by Kodiak photographer Scott Wight at Cape Greville in Chiniak. This weapon is hypersonic with speeds of up to 3,500mph. So it can strike anywhere on Earth in hours.

The accident

This was the second test of this new army hypersonic missile and it failed. Pretty bad, no?

The top-secret weapon being developed by the US military was destroyed four seconds after its launch from a test range in Alaska early on Monday after controllers detected a problem within the system.

The mission was aborted to ensure public safety, and no one was injured in the incident, which occurred shortly after 4 am EDT at the Kodiak Launch Complex in Alaska.

The hypersonic weapon exploded during takeoff and fell back down in the range complex. Luckily, it was not carrying a warhead. Nonetheless, the incident caused an undetermined amount of damage to the launch facility 25 miles from the city of Kodiak.

The hidden race to create the most lethal weapon

The Advanced Hypersonic Weapon is being developed as a joint project between the Army Space and Missile Defense Command and the Army Forces Strategic Command.

The Defense Department wants a weapon that can strike targets anywhere in the world within hours using a conventionally armed missile traveling at Mach 5 or 3,500 miles an hour.

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The missile would be used to hit terrorist targets identified on satellites thousands of miles away or weapons of mass destruction being moved in open ground that only have a small window within which to strike.

The US test fail in Alaska follows a similar disastrous launch by the Chinese military. The Wu-14 missile is being developed by China to launch nuclear warheads or to strike ships and is being designed to travel at speeds of up to Mach 10 or 8,000 miles-an-hour.

Well I think our governments should better try to find a way to hinder wars instead of always wanting to build the most amazing (and pretty dangerous!) killer advanced hypersonic weapons.

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  1. Love your site, but please don’t quote anything from FOX News. Half of what they report is untrue and the other half is exaggerated. Thanks for everything else you post. 🙂

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