A test of the Army’s advanced hypersonic weapon (AHW) was aborted shortly after an early morning takeoff on 25 August.
Around 04:00 Eastern Time, the US Army Space and Missile Defense Command launched the weapon but were forced to terminate the test “due to an anomaly”, according to a statement from the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD). It was the second test of the Army's hypersonic glide vehicle.
“Due to an anomaly, the test was terminated near the launch pad shortly after lift-off to ensure public safety,” the statement reads. “There were no injuries to any personnel.”
The failed US test comes on the heels of a successful Chinese hypersonic vehicle test in January that news reports say resembles CPGS.