OREANDA-NEWS A Pentagon representative said that tests of a prototype hypersonic missile in Hawaii ended in failure. According to his words, the problem occurred shortly after the missile's launch.

U.S. Navy Representative Tim Gorman claimed that
испытания проводились на Гавайях

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 tests of the prototype were carried out in Hawaii. However, there was a malfunction in the engine of the weapon. Gorman did not provide any other details.

Bloomberg reports that this is the second unsuccessful test attempt under the Conventional Prompt Strike program, a rocket and a missile launched from Virginia-class submarines.

In April, a source told CNN that the United States had successfully tested a hypersonic missile in mid-March. However, they decided to keep them a secret because of the unwillingness to allow tensions in relations with Russia to grow, the source said. According to the channel, the tests took place a few days after Russia announced the use of the Kinzhal hypersonic missile in Ukraine.

Meanwhile, in early March, the Pentagon postponed and subsequently canceled a scheduled test launch of the Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile. Plans were also changed due to tense relations with Moscow, the Wall Street Journal reported.