The Pentagon informed that America’s hypersonic weapon that was being developed by the US military has been destroyed just four seconds after it was launched from a test range in Alaska. A problem was detected later in the system.
Hypersonic weapon is a part of the US program to create a missile that will be able to hit any target on the Earth within an hour of getting data and permission to launch.
Maureen Schumann, a spokeswoman for the US Defense Department said, “The mission was aborted to ensure public safety, and no one was injured in the incident, which occurred shortly after 4 a.m. EDT(0800 GMT) at the Kodiak Launch Complex in Alaska”.
“The weapon exploded during takeoff and fell back down in the range complex,” she added.
The analysts says that it is a part of arm race with China which tested a hypersonic system in January, while some says that it is a counter to the growing development of ballistic missiles by Iran and North Korea.