NO U.S. HYPERSONIC MISSILE TESTING; comment deadline JULY 10 ; support the NO ACTION alternative;


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The Pentagon’s Proposed Action entails up to six flight test launches at up to four different launch locations per year, over the next 10 years. Test objectives are expected to dictate range selection from Atlantic and Pacific test ranges. IMPACTS TO MARINE LIFE FROM SPENT STAGES AND HYPERSONIC PAYLOAD HITTING OCEAN WILL BE SEVERE.

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This short video shows what hypersonic missiles are and how dangerous they are to life on Earth.

This PEA/OEA is being prepared as a Programmatic Environmental Assessment (EA) to provide an analysis of multiple launch locations that will be available to the test directorates over the next 10 years.

The U.S. Army RCCTO and U.S. Navy SSP are considering four launch locations: one on the west coast and one in Hawai`i, both with impact sites in the Pacific Ocean, and two launch locations on the east coast, with impact sites in the Atlantic Ocean. The Pacific locations analyzed are the Pacific Missile Range Facility, Barking Sands, Kauai, Hawai`i; Vandenberg Space Force Base, California; and BOA impact sites in the Pacific Ocean. The east coast locations include the NASA Wallops Flight Facility, Virginia; Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida; and Atlantic BOA impact sites.

The Draft JFC PEA/OEA and Draft Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) are available at http://jfceaoea(dot)govsupport(dot)us.

Public comments on the Draft JFC PEA/OEA and Draft FONSI will be accepted from June 11, 2021 to July 10, 2021 and can be provided in either of the following ways:

(1) E mail comments by July 10, 2021 to
(2) Mail comments, postmarked no later than July 10, 2021, to:
ATTN: SMDC-EN (D. Fuller)
P.O. Box 1500
Huntsville, AL 35807.

Public comments from Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space


Regarding: Joint Flight Campaign PEA 

Our organization opposes the proposed action which entails up to six Hypersonic flight test launches at up to four different launch locations per year, over the next 10 years. Test objectives are expected to dictate range selection from Atlantic and Pacific test ranges. We believe the following:

  • Testing of Hypersonics will dramatically escalate the nuclear arms race/new Cold War
  • Our nation can’t afford another arms race — especially one in space
  • We need to be spending our national treasury on dealing with our real enemy — climate crisis and growing economic inequality
  • Toxic rocket fuel exacerbates an already grave climate crisis
  • It’s time the warmongers listened to the taxpayers

We support the No Action alternative.

In peace, 

Bruce K. Gagnon
Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space
PO Box 652
Brunswick, ME 04011 (blog)


July 6, 2021

ATTN: SMDC-EN (D. Fuller),
P.O. Box 1500,
Huntsville, AL 35807
Via email:

Dear Mr. Fuller,

I served 29 years in the U.S. Army/Army Reserves and retired as a Colonel. I was also a U.S. diplomat for 16 years and served in U.S. Embassies in Nicaragua, Grenada, Somalia, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Sierra Leone, Micronesia, Afghanistan and Mongolia.

I have lived in Honolulu, Hawai’i for 21 years. I am very concerned about the testing of hypersonic missiles and other missiles at the Kauai Barking Sands Missile Test Site. As I understand, the U.S. military is asking that Barking Sands will be used six times a year for ten years to test the hypersonic missiles.

I strongly believe the U.S. government’s testing of hypersonic missiles will greatly increase the nuclear arms race and create a new Cold War.

I also believe testing at Barking Sands Kauai will make the small Hawaiian Islands a major target for retaliation if the U.S. fires hypersonic missiles at China, Russia or any other country.

We in the U.S. can’t afford another arms race, particularly a weapons race in space. We need our taxes to deal with the climate crisis and the economic inequality we find in our own country.

And the toxic rocket fuel increases the challenging climate crisis we face.

The hypersonic rockets are not needed for our national security.

Diplomacy, not hypersonic rockets and war, are what will ensure our national security.

Ann Wright

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