U.S. Military Tests Hypersonic Waverider Aircraft Over Pacific — Reuters * Aircraft designed to fly from LA to NYC in less than an hour * Test results to be announced Wednesday LOS ANGELES, Aug 14 (Reuters) – The U.S. military conducted an unmanned test flight on Tuesday of its hypersonic Waverider aircraft, designed to move at six times the speed of sound using technology that bridges the gap between planes and rocketships, a military official said. A B-52 bomber launched the remotely monitored, nearly wingless experimental aircraft, officially known as the X-51A, between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. (1700 and 1800 GMT), John Haire, a spokesman for the 412th test wing at Edwards Air Force Base in California, said in a statement. Results of the brief test flight will be released on Wednesday, he said. Read more …. Update : Hypersonic craft X-51A put to the test — Washington Post WNU Editor : The U.S. military will release the results of this test on Wednesday.