This doesn’t tell why it failed. Substandard materials? Substandard design? To err is human.
And, you trust them to be responsible for nuclear power stations? Or nuclear anything? They blew up their own hypersonic weapon! “We had to terminate,” a spokesperson for the US Defence Department said. “The weapon exploded during takeoff and fell back down in the range complex.” http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/experimental-us-hypersonic-weapon-explodes-four-seconds-after-test-launch-in-alaska-9690586.html
Oh, wait, could have been nuclear: “… non-nuclear hypersonic weapons could well be targeting nuclear weapons and supporting facilities, possibly in preparation for a follow-on nuclear strike. Furthermore, there is no physical reason why hypersonic missiles could not deliver nuclear warheads.” http://fpif.org/missile-defense-isnt-weapons-system-undermines-nuclear-deterrence/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prompt_Global_Strike
PEOPLE NEED TO RETURN TO BASICS: NO WAR OR ATTACKS AT ALL UNLESS SOMEONE ACTUALLY CROSSES THE BOUNDARY OF YOUR COUNTRY! REVIVE SURROGATE WAR SUCH AS TRADITIONAL AMERICAN INDIAN STICKBALL.
From the US Army:
“Launch vehicle support equipment causes test failure
February 5, 2015
By USASMDC/ARSTRAT Public Affairs Office
REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. — A Failure Review Board has completed its investigation of the failed launch of the Aug. 25 Army’s Advanced Hypersonic Weapon Flight Test-2. The FRB determined an external thermal protective cover designed to regulate motor temperature interfered with the launch vehicle steering assembly, resulting in termination of the launch shortly after liftoff at the Kodiak Launch Complex. The payload under test, a hypersonic glide body in test configuration, was destroyed before being deployed for flight. The FRB found no issues with the hypersonic glide body, booster motors or the Kodiak Launch Complex. The FRB also determined that the test range flight safety officer correctly followed established protocol and procedures. The objective of the August test was to further demonstrate hypersonic boost-glide enabling technologies and collect data to support DOD’s Conventional Prompt Global Strike technology development effort. The previous AHW test conducted in 2011 successfully launched a hypersonic glide body from the Pacific Missile Range Facility in Hawaii to Reagan Test Site at Kwajalein Atoll in the Republic of the Marshall Islands. CPGS is managed by the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics. The AHW, a project under CPGS, is managed and executed by the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command at Redstone Arsenal, Ala.
“Advanced Hypersonic Weapon Test Conducted
Release No: NR-444-14
Aug. 25, 2014
Shortly after 4 a.m. EDT, the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, as part of the Defense Department’s Conventional Prompt Global Strike technology development program, conducted a flight test of the Advanced Hypersonic Weapon from the Kodiak Launch Complex in Alaska.
Due to an anomaly, the test was terminated near the launch pad shortly after lift-off to ensure public safety. There were no injuries to any personnel.
Program officials are conducting an extensive investigation to determine the cause of the flight anomaly.
News media point of contact is Ms. Maureen Schumann, Office of the Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs” https://web.archive.org/web/20160316131042/http://www.defense.gov/News/News-Releases/News-Release-View/Article/605151/advanced-hypersonic-weapon-test-conducted