Pentagon enters hypersonic arms race with glide body missile launch

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The Pentagon released what it says is footage of the successful launch of a hypersonic glide body, as it attempts to keep pace with countries like Russia and China. The US Department of Defense said the missile traveled at ‘hypersonic speed,’ but failed to clarify what Mach it reached. The US recently resumed redeveloping hypersonic missiles after giving up following a series of failures. Washington has admitted that the US lags behind Moscow and Beijing, who are already fielding missiles

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