Advanced hypersonic weapon launched off Kauai

Published: Nov. 17, 2011 at 11:31 AM HST|Updated: Nov. 17, 2011 at 1:40 PM HST
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KAUAI (HawaiiNewsNow) - The military announced it successfully conducted its first test flight of an Advanced hypersonic weapon concept.

According to officials, it launched at about 1:30 a.m. from the Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauai and impacted Kwajalein Atoll.

The military bills it as first of a kind and says it is designed to fly long distances through the earth's atmosphere using hypersonic boost-glide technologies.

According to the military, no images or video of the launch are available.

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