We test high-speed mis­siles too

The Daily Examiner - - NEWS NATION -

AUS­TRALIA has qui­etly con­cluded a set of test flights of a mis­sile ca­pa­ble of burn­ing through the skies at more than 10,000kmh – and still chang­ing course. While China and Rus­sia have both been boast­ing of their own ad­vances in the field, Aus­tralia has also been work­ing away with the US to per­fect the tech­nol­ogy. De­fence Min­is­ter Marise Payne says in a state­ment that the $54 mil­lion Hyper­sonic In­ter­na­tional Flight Re­search Ex­per­i­men­ta­tion (HIFiRE) tests re­cently wrapped up in the skies above the re­mote South Aus­tralian town of Woomera. — Jamie Sei­del

PHOTO: DE­FENCE DEPT

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