The hypersonic jet Waverider
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First test of hypersonic Waverider jet in May 2010

The US military has conducted a test flight of its hypersonic jet Waverider, aiming to reach Mach 6 (4,300mph; 6,900km/h) above the Pacific Ocean.

This archive footage, taken in May 2010, shows the jet in action.

Courtesy US Department of Defense and Pratt & Whitney

  • 15 Aug 2012