Pentagon’s 2nd Test of Hypersonic Missile Fails after Takeoff


The Pentagon’s second test of an advanced hypersonic weapon failed shortly after takeoff early, a report said.

“Due to an anomaly, the test was terminated near the launch pad shortly after liftoff to ensure public safety,” the Pentagon said in a statement, RT reported.

No injuries to any personnel were reported after the test was carried out from the Kodiak Launch Complex on Kodiak Island off the southern Alaskan coast.

The weapon is a key part of the Pentagon’s strategic program of building arms that can attack any point on earth in 30 minutes.