|Source: JP Petit|
This field test is not described as using MHD technology, but using a rocket launcher and a glide effect. If MHD could be confirmed, it will announce for the next few years operationnal MHD based hypersonic aircraft fighters and drones, as it is already planned for hypersonic gliders used as drones.
Note: the previous Mach 20 experiment in August does not seem to use any MHD technology either. It is also described as a simple glider on the uppest layers of the atmosphere.