American taxpayers money was enough for 16 seconds of flight the next vundervafli Pentagon

Another failure (the third) ran tests hypersonic unmanned aircraft, the U.S. Air Force X-51A WaveRider, which were carried out over the waters of the Pacific Ocean.

After resetting the device with the B-52 bomber he was having technical problems "with the tail before running the main engine."

The Pentagon has confirmed that conducted the test on Tuesday unmanned hypersonic aircraft has been unsuccessful.

According to the U.S. Air Force hypersonic aircraft X-51A WaveRider, capable of a speed of more than 6 thousand kilometers per hour, as planned, on Tuesday was dropped from the strategic bomber B-52, after which he turned on his accelerator.

However, 16 seconds after a reset has been a failure is detected in the flight control system because of problems with the tail. Approximately 15 seconds later it turned out that the machine can not follow the planned course, and he was "lost," according to the U.S. military.

Over the past 10 years, the Pentagon has spent $ 2 billion on development on hypersonic technologies. Program for X-51A WaveRider cost the Defense Department is already at 140 million dollars.

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