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Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy: Test firing of hypersonic missile hit within 6 inches of target

Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy: Test firing of hypersonic missile hit within 6 inches of target

Business
Oct. 14 (UPI) -- U.S. hypersonic missiles can strike within six inches of a target after traveling thousands of miles at Mach 5 or faster, Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy said. Speaking to a conference of the U.S. Association of the Army on Tuesday, McCarthy referred to a Mar. 19 test of the missile, which was fired from the Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii. It flew at hypersonic speed, defined as five or more times the speed of sound, before striking its "designated impact point," the Army said. Advertisement "Hypersonic missiles are hitting their targets with a variance of only a mere 6 inches," McCarthy said on Tuesday. His comments came a week after Russia announced the successful test-firing of its Zircon hypersonic missile, striking a target 300 miles away after travelin...
Chelsea transfer news LIVE: Blues told NOT to sell PSG target Rudiger, Jorginho to Arsenal could fund huge Rice bid, Kante ‘open’ to Inter Milan switch

Chelsea transfer news LIVE: Blues told NOT to sell PSG target Rudiger, Jorginho to Arsenal could fund huge Rice bid, Kante ‘open’ to Inter Milan switch

Sports
Chelsea have been the busiest of the Premier League clubs in this summer’s transfer window. The Blues landed Edouard Mendy this week to take their summer spending to around £250million. The goalkeeper joins Hakim Ziyech, Timo Werner, Ben Chilwell, Malang Sarr, Thiago Silva and Kai Havertz in arriving at Stamford Bridge this summer. Frank Lampard may not be finished there, either, with West Ham’s Declan Rice another potential target in this window, while a number of players are set to be shipped out to make space in the squad. Keep up to date with all the latest Chelsea news and transfer gossip below… Let's block ads! (Why?) talkSPORT
‘Happy birthday, you rat’: Protesters target Lukashenko on 66th birthday

‘Happy birthday, you rat’: Protesters target Lukashenko on 66th birthday

World
Tens of thousands of protesters have rallied in Minsk in opposition to Alexander Lukashenko, with many directing chants of "happy birthday, you rat" towards the embattled Belarusian president.Mr Lukashenko, who refuses to stand down over election rigging claims, spent his 66th birthday on Sunday at his residence in the capital, where he was again pictured carrying an automatic rifle. He received a congratulatory phone call from Russian president Vladimir Putin, who extended him an invitation to visit Moscow - a sign of the Kremlin's support for the Belarusian leader amid the threat of Western sanctions. 'There were blood smears on...
Scientists target coronavirus immunity puzzle

Scientists target coronavirus immunity puzzle

Science
A new effort is under way to understand how the immune system responds to coronavirus.Scientists from 17 UK research centres are attempting to answer questions such as how long immunity lasts and why disease severity varies so much.The new UK Coronavirus Immunology Consortium (UK-CIC) says learning about immunity will help to fight the virus.It has received £6.5m from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).Prof Mala Maini, a viral immunologist from University College London, who is leading one of the UK-CIC teams, said: “Our immune response to a virus is really what dictates how we respond when we get infected, how ill we get when we get an acute infection, how long we're protected after we've had the infec
Tottenham 2-0 West Ham: Harry Kane on target after Tomas Soucek own goal

Tottenham 2-0 West Ham: Harry Kane on target after Tomas Soucek own goal

Sports
Tottenham picked up their first victory in eight games to leave West Ham with a battle to stay in the Premier League.Czech midfielder Tomas Soucek inadvertently converted into his own net following Giovani lo Celso's corner and Harry Kane broke clear to stroke in his 18th goal of the season.With seven games remaining, the loss leaves the Hammers outside the relegation zone but only on goal difference with Bournemouth, Aston Villa and Norwich - who lie in the bottom three - all now having a game in hand over David Moyes' side. The hosts punished toothless West Ham, who threatened little but saw Jarrod Bowen strike a post as they pushed in vain for an equaliser before Kane struck.Spurs boss Jos...