Sunday, November 27, 2011

Hypersonic Weapon tests successful

The Pentagon announced this week that on Nov 17th it successfully test fired an Advanced Hypersonic Weapon [above], understood to be one of a number of alternatives [including the Falcon programme] under consideration as part of it’s "prompt global strike" system that can deliver long-range weapons anywhere in the world while avoiding flying over third-party nations as revealed through a congressional report earlier in the year.

The missile was launched from Hawaii and reached its target on Kwajalein atoll, part of the Marshall Islands in the Pacific 3700km away in less than 30 minutes by exceeding Mach 5. Such a hypersonic weapon concept flies at a relatively flat trajectory within the atmosphere, rather than soaring up toward space like a ballistic missile and eventually coming back down.

The Department of Defence said "The objective of the test is to collect data on hypersonic boost-glide technologies and test range performance for long-range atmospheric flight." Nonetheless defence analysts Global Security.org say the aim of the programme is to be able to strike a target 6000km away in 35 minutes, with an accuracy of 10m. They claim the weapon is part of a programme to allow a conventional weapon to strike "fleeting targets around the globe faster than today's munitions".

 
The X-51 Missile is another Hypersonic Weapon in development

The Tinfoil Helmet Brigade [THB] a group of UFOlogists and conspiracy theorists believe that the AHW is part of a UNETIDA project to quickly destroy Extra Terrestrial assets that successfully evade the orbital defence grid and make planetfall. There was no statement from UNETIDA in response as their Office of Public Affairs is currently being audited by the Special Investigations Committee.

6 comments:

Civilian Overseer said...

Bah, still playing defense Colonel, don't you know the best defense is offence!, think big!, what we need is a big ass space cannon capable of zappin' these here pesky communist alien critters before they even put a talon in our solar system.

Colonel Creedon said...

"The best defense is a good offence" my unlearned civilian friend. And with hypersonic technology, those alien bastards wont even have time to react to our offence. It's all good "Trust Me, I know what I'm doing!"

Civilian Overseer said...

Colonel, I'll go slowly so you can keep up, if they are "aliens" they don't come from this planet, they come from another planet, which means they have some form of faster than light technology, so the aliens will have plenty of time to react as your faster than sound or "Hypersonic" technolgy is way, way too slow. You have been schooled. Go in shame...

Colonel Creedon said...

Your arguement lacks the knowledge that we know that their FTL tech won't work in an atmosphere.

Page 17 is obviously missing from your report. My apologies.

Civilian Overseer said...

Will the mothership even enter the atmosphere?, if Science and Hollywood have thought us anything we will need a downed alien craft piloted by a fighter ace with a stripper girlfriend to take out the mothership?, now we know that you're a fighter ace and we have plenty of downed alien craft laying around, the question is Colonel, what are you going to do about this appalling stripper gap!?, I am immediately cutting the funding for the hypersonic missile program and diverting the cash into the titty twister nightclub in New Jersey. Colonel, I know that I can count on you to do your duty.

Colonel Creedon said...

Sigh! The things I do for freedom.