Joint Team Ensures Hypersonic Test Success


The hypersonics team conducts test preparation activities before the launch of a common hypersonic glide body from the Pacific Missile Range Facility, Kauai, HI, March 20, 2020. Information gathered from this and future experiments will further inform the Defense Department’s hypersonic technology development.

Posted: May 27, 2020

“We had a great team executing this,” Lt. Gen. L. Neil Thurgood said of the March 19 test. Thurgood, the Army’s director of hypersonics, directed energy, space and rapid acquisition, thanked the joint team for their “phenomenal job” in a March 23 interview.

A joint team of soldiers, sailors, Defense Department civilians, contractors, national labs, and industry partners spent months preparing for the launch at the Pacific Missile Range Facility, Kauai, HI.


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