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Immediate Release

Advanced Hypersonic Weapon Test Conducted

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, at 703-697-4162, Maureen.A.Schumann.civ@mail.mil.