WASHINGTON: The US military successfully targeted and destroyed a moving truck from a drone using the missile designed to replace the venerable Hellfire.The Joint Air To Ground Missile (JAGM) was fired May 25 at a truck traveling at 20 mph from a Grey Eagle drone at Dugway Proving Ground, Utah. The truck was hit and destroyed. Col. James Romero, with the Army’s Missiles and Space Program Executive Office, said the missile flew a bit farther than 8 kilometers at a “nominal altitude.”This was the missile’s seventh test but the first time it was fired from a drone.
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