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The US Air Force has released video of one of its latest hypersonic sled tests

Insane video shows a hypersonic rocket sled shooting at orbit at 6,599 miles per hour – or nearly two miles per SEC – during testing of the US Air Force in New Mexico

  • The US Air Force has released video of one of its latest hypersonic sled tests
  • The images show the sled that travels on a runway at the Holloman Air Force Base near Alamogordo, New Mexico at 6599 miles per hour
  • The sled moved more than a mile per second, which is considered a mach 8.6 speed – more than eight times the speed of sound
  • The release of the video follows the Pentagon's announcement that the military wants to explore the possibilities of hypersonic weapons
  • Russia successfully tested a hypersonic rocket in 2018
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The US Air Force released video last week of its latest hypersonic sled test that was going to shoot at a speed of 6599 miles per hour.

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The images show the sled traveling on a runway at the Holloman Air Force Base near Alamogordo, New Mexico at almost two miles per second – which is considered mach 8.6 speed – more than eight times the speed of sound.

In reality, the sled rode so fast, it is difficult for the naked eye to see it move.

Blink and you'll miss it.

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The US Air Force has released video of one of its latest hypersonic sled tests

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The US Air Force has released video of one of its latest hypersonic sled tests

The images show the sled that travels on a runway at the Holloman Air Force Base near Alamogordo, New Mexico at 6599 miles per hour

The images show the sled that travels on a runway at the Holloman Air Force Base near Alamogordo, New Mexico at 6599 miles per hour

The images show the sled that travels on a runway at the Holloman Air Force Base near Alamogordo, New Mexico at 6599 miles per hour

The sled moved more than a mile per second, which is considered a mach 8.6 speed - more than eight times the speed of sound

The sled moved more than a mile per second, which is considered a mach 8.6 speed - more than eight times the speed of sound

The sled moved more than a mile per second, which is considered a mach 8.6 speed – more than eight times the speed of sound

Seeing the sled in motion is virtually impossible without an extra high-speed camera
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Seeing the sled in motion is virtually impossible without an extra high-speed camera

Seeing the sled in motion is virtually impossible without an extra high-speed camera

The device was a few kilometers away from where the camera is at the start of the clip.

Viewers can only see the light from the sled while it is moving towards the camera. The sound of the sonic tree can be heard as the sled rushes past.

Seeing the sled in motion is virtually impossible without an extra high-speed camera.

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It is difficult to see the sled move even after the video is delayed.

The release of the video follows the announcement by the Pentagon in July that the army wants to explore the possibilities of hypersonic weapons

The release of the video follows the announcement by the Pentagon in July that the army wants to explore the possibilities of hypersonic weapons

The release of the video follows the announcement by the Pentagon in July that the army wants to explore the possibilities of hypersonic weapons

& # 39; The only video on the internet that does NOT use a high-speed camera, & # 39; noted a disappointed Facebook user in the commentary section of the video.

The high-speed test comes less than two months after the Pentagon has announced it wants to explore the possibilities of hypersonic weapons after the successful Russian test of a hypersonic rocket in 2018.

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Hypersonic weapons travel at least five times the speed of sound. The creation of a hypersonic arsenal belongs to the top of the army Defense newsbecause military leaders are interested in using them to destroy enemy systems in disputed battles.

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