Sometimes, you just want a break from the buzzing and craziness of the political circus. Sometimes you want something more primal, more visceral.
A test of new military tech might be the perfect way to scratch that itch.
How much do you know about the HVP?
Be careful not to get those initials in the wrong order. It’s not a case of crotch-rot.
It’s the new hypervelocity projectile.
Yes, that does mean it goes fast. Speeds up to Mach 5. And it’s a guided projectile, too.
Here it is in action.
The Air Force recently used the HVP — a low-drag, guided projectile capable of reaching speeds up to Mach 5 — fired from an Army M109 Paladin-based 155mm howitzer and a Navy deck gun to down a mock cruise missile during a demonstration at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico.
A BQM-167 target drone “served as surrogates for Russian cruise missiles” during a demonstration of the service’s Advanced Battle Management System, as Breaking Defense reported.
“Tanks shooting down cruise missiles is awesome,” Dr. Will Roper, assistant secretary of the Air Force for acquisition, technology, and logistics, told reporters. “Video game, sci-fi awesome.” —Task&Purpose
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