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US Army scraps another test of its Long-Range Hypersonic Weapon: report

The U.S. Army reportedly scrapped another test of a hypersonic missile at the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida following pre-flight checks. 

The Long-Range Hypersonic Weapon (LRHW) — which the Congressional Research Service says is being developed in close coordination with the U.S. Navy – was supposed to test launch Wednesday following a scrubbing in March, according to The War Zone. 

“On Sept. 6, the Department planned to conduct a flight test at the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida, to inform our hypersonic technology development. As a result of pre-flight checks, the test did not occur,” a spokesperson from the Department of Defense told Fox News Digital in an e-mail Thursday morning. 

“The Department was able to successfully collect data on the performance of the ground hardware and software that will inform the continued progress toward fielding offensive hypersonic weapons,” the spokesperson added. “Delivering hypersonic weapons remains a top priority for the Department.” 

 

The Army is hoping to roll out the first operational LRHWs by the end of the year, while the Navy is planning to deploy the same missiles on its Zumwalt-class stealth destroyers and Block V Virginia-class submarines, according to The War Zone. 

Greg Norman is a reporter at Fox News Digital.

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