France Gears Up For Hypersonic Glide Test

For its hypersonic glide vehicle demonstrator, France is utilizing Onera’s S4 wind tunnel, previously used to study atmospheric re-entry of space vehicles and missile flight.
Credit: Onera
PARIS—ArianeGroup is about to test-fly a hypersonic glide vehicle (HGV) in a proof-of-concept for a future deep-strike weapon equipped with a conventional warhead for French forces. The Experimental Maneuvering Vehicle (V-Max) program was announced in 2019. The first flight is to take place soon, an...

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