Lockheed Martin defends AGM-183A hypersonic missile project

Lockheed Martin defends AGM-183A hypersonic missile project

The American company Lockheed Martin successfully defended the project of the promising hypersonic aeroballistic missile ARRW (Air-launched Rapid Response Weapon), the development of which has been under the order of the U.S. Air Force since 2018. This was reported by the press service of the company.


The U.S. Air Force and Lockheed Martin have signed a $ 988,8 million contract to create the ARRW hypersonic missile (Weapon quick response based in the air). The agreement includes a critical review of the ARRW project, test support and preparation of the complex for production. The missile should be ready by 2021, and the initial operational readiness by 2022. According to the company, the work is on schedule.

The company does not disclose the details of the program; it is known that the new hypersonic missile will receive a solid-fuel engine and a detachable hypersonic planning warhead. It is planned that the hypersonic complex developed by the company will develop a speed of at least 5 Machs, which will help it effectively overcome enemy missile defense.

The first flight tests of hypersonic warheads with the ARRW air launch system (also labeled AGM-183A) took place in the United States in June 2019 and were recognized as successful.

Recall that in early February, the US Air Force closed one of the programs for the development of hypersonic weapons. According to Anne Stefaneck, spokesman for the Air Force, the program for developing the Hypersonic Conventional Strike Weapon (HCSW) fell under the reduction. Lockheed Martin also worked on it.
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  1. The Expendables 28 February 2020 17: 32 New
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    Well, let the neoliberals cheer ... And I grin sarcastically! hi wink
    1. Sky strike fighter 28 February 2020 17: 34 New
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      A la Dagger.
      1. The Expendables 28 February 2020 18: 46 New
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        Quote: Sky Strike fighter
        A la Dagger.

        An attempt ... Although they would better invest these billions in a "dagger in the back of Russia" .. It is more profitable to invest in our neoliber in all structures of power hi And then this our “dagger" is simple, you know yourself. What happens ..
      2. Private-K 28 February 2020 20: 00 New
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        The dagger is all hypersonic. And here - only a detachable combat unit.
      3. voyaka uh 28 February 2020 22: 17 New
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        A mixture of Dagger and Vanguard, as I understand it.
        The Tactical BR is dropped from the plane, it goes into space for 100 km (as in the "Dagger / Iskander").
        There, a planning warhead is being worn from her (as in Vanguard). Plans from 100 to
        50 km, then dives vertically at the target.
        This is the easiest option, since it does not require a ramjet engine.
        1. Romario_Argo 28 February 2020 23: 27 New
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          Alexey,
          AMG-183A this missile is visible only against primitive countries (?)
          not possessing SAM type: S-300PM1 / 2, S-300V1 / 2 / VM / 4, S-400
          1. voyaka uh 28 February 2020 23: 33 New
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            Tactical BRs are not easy to shoot down. And planning for warheads is still nobody at all
            I didn’t knock it down, because there were none. Therefore, to judge: primitive / not primitive is difficult.
            1. Romario_Argo 28 February 2020 23: 51 New
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              Well, the S-300 is just the force, just for a planning warhead there will be 2-3 more missiles
              especially if the country has an S-300 that is, fighter aircraft
              maybe as an option Mig-31 is,
              well, or which Mig-25 interceptor with 4 R-33 missiles, just for 1 planning target is enough
              while the primitive ones, along the way, already have no options
              1. voyaka uh 29 February 2020 00: 04 New
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                "Well, the S-300 is the same strength" ////
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                It was checked only at landfills. Against target missiles like "Boar".
                There was no real interception of the BR.
                The Patriot at the training grounds also shot down everything. And in Saudi Arabia ?: then yes, then no, then
                intercepted, but the rocket riddled with shrapnel reached the target.
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                R-33 - against aircraft. It has never been tested in battle.
        2. Aqr009 29 February 2020 00: 36 New
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          The Tactical BR is dropped from the plane, it goes into space for 100 km (as in the "Dagger / Iskander").
          There, a planning warhead is being worn from her (as in Vanguard).

          It is unlikely that then the range will be very small. A small racket to fly 100 km upwards will burn all the fuel to overcome gravity.
          1. voyaka uh 29 February 2020 01: 58 New
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            So any BR burns all the fuel in a few tens of seconds. In the warhead there is separately a little fuel for maneuvering gas rudders.
            The Americans make this missile non-nuclear and unlikely to be very long-range. Km for 500?
  2. KCA
    KCA 28 February 2020 17: 35 New
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    Again they lie, again cartoons, there is no scramjet, so it’s not hypersonic, that I don’t hear where the comments are like, or the Americans without the scramjet with a rocket engine have real hypersound, but we have a king, i.e. Is the "dagger" not real?
    1. figwam 28 February 2020 17: 46 New
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      Quote: KCA
      it means not hypersonic, that I don’t hear where such comments

      They don’t pay money for this, and if they write about our rocket, then the whiners will immediately tell you how everything really should be.
      1. Voyager 28 February 2020 17: 53 New
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        They don’t pay money for this.

        So ideological bunch, it’s even worse than paid daughters of officers request
      2. Grigory_45 28 February 2020 18: 14 New
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        Quote: figvam
        They don’t pay money for this.

        do you write comments for money?
    2. Andrei from Chelyabinsk 28 February 2020 18: 12 New
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      Roughly the same aeroballistic missile as the Dagger, why are you so nervous? And it has the same relation to hypersonic weapons, that is, no
      1. Private-K 28 February 2020 20: 08 New
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        Is not a dagger a hypersonic missile on a march site, and not just on a final one like this American? It seems like a dagger should be able to maneuver in hypersound at all stages of flight. (Of course, this maneuvering is more modest than that of the Tomahawk / Caliber type of missile, but the speeds are different.)
        1. Andrei from Chelyabinsk 28 February 2020 23: 35 New
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          Quote: Private-K
          Isn't a dagger a hypersonic missile

          No, it's not. Just as it is not a hypersonic missile, say, the American Trident ICBM, although it, of course, develops hypersonic speed.
          Quote: Private-K
          It seems like a dagger should be able to maneuver in hypersound at all stages of flight.

          What for?:))))
          Quote: Private-K
          Of course, this maneuvering is more modest than that of the Tomahawk / Caliber type of missiles,

          Oleg, there is a wonderful Iskander complex. It is equipped with quasi-ballistic missiles, which today are perhaps the best in the world among analogues. Because a ballistic missile flies very fast, while Iskander can change the flight path, it differs from the usual ballistic one, and this will confuse any modern transatmospheric missile defense system. And then warheads from space, and even false warheads, are falling on target ... The latter, however, are screened out in dense layers of the atmosphere, but here Iskander’s warheads can begin to maneuver ... It’s usually indicated that the missile is rushing on an inertial, but I’m all I also sin on astro correction, although not a fact.
          In general, Iskander is a very formidable, modern, and almost inaccessible to modern air defense weapon for hitting stationary targets. A dagger is the same, only suspended under an airplane.
          Do we need such missiles? The question is rhetorical - it is clear what is needed. It’s jealous of the Americans, so they’re making their own counterpart.
          However, all this does not make the Iskander / Dagger a hypersonic missile, which means a missile flying in the atmosphere and capable of maneuvering in the atmosphere at speeds above 5M.
          The problem is not that the Dagger is some kind of bad weapon. This is a wonderful weapon. It’s just a shame that the GDP gives it away as a long-awaited hypersound.
    3. Grigory_45 28 February 2020 18: 13 New
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      Quote: KCA
      Again they lie, again cartoons, there is no scramjet engine, so it’s not hypersonic

      Americans make a dagger analog. With all the ensuing from this. An aeroballistic missile that cannot be called hypersonic. Like the dagger
      1. figwam 28 February 2020 18: 42 New
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        They have already appeared))) There is no armata, there is no Su-57, there is no dagger, there is no zircon, there is no avant-garde, there is no petrel, there is no Sarmat, there is no relight and there is no bridge to the Crimea, Putin stole everything and deceived everyone every day and so every day .
        1. Grigory_45 28 February 2020 19: 01 New
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          Quote: figvam
          It has already appeared)))

          who appeared? What did you see again? ..)

          Quote: figvam
          There is no armata, there is no Su-57, there is no dagger, there is no zircon, there is no avant-garde, there is no petrel, there is no Sarmat, there is no relight and there is no bridge to the Crimea, Putin stole everything and deceived everyone every day.

          Well, in this thread I heard these words only from you. Are you so nervous? You know, sometimes on the street you see little mosquitoes yapping for proforma, bullying - although there are no dogs nearby
          1. figwam 28 February 2020 19: 12 New
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            Are you so nervous?

            Rzhu over the specialists. All that is planned will be in the troops.
            1. Grigory_45 28 February 2020 19: 14 New
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              Quote: figvam
              all that is planned will be in the troops.

              call Shoigu and Putin - say that if everything that is planned and on time will not happen, then spank them in the ass) And with a belt or not - it's up to you ...
              1. figwam 28 February 2020 19: 26 New
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                Quote: Gregory_45
                say that if everything that is planned and on time will not be

                They will do it with feeling, with sense, with arrangement, we will not catch up, but let us catch up.
                1. Grigory_45 28 February 2020 19: 29 New
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                  Quote: figvam
                  not we will catch up, but let us catch up.

                  even if you pronounce the word sugar twenty-two thousand times, it will not become sweeter in your mouth.

                  Let them prove at least once that real boys and words are not thrown into the wind.

                  But you still call
                  1. figwam 28 February 2020 19: 46 New
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                    Quote: Gregory_45
                    even if you say the word sugar

                    Americans about 5 years old will go for this sugar, although before that all attempts were in vain, but we already have everything in iron.
    4. The Expendables 28 February 2020 18: 51 New
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      Quote: KCA
      Again they lie, again cartoons, there is no scramjet, so it’s not hypersonic, that I don’t hear where the comments are like, or the Americans without the scramjet with a rocket engine have real hypersound, but we have a king, i.e. Is the "dagger" not real?

      I was waiting for such tricky questions))))
      Are you hoping you will immediately immediately begin to explain in a personal way or even worse send emails on the email and prove that you are wrong and we are the best? Even worse, ask how much you pay ..
      And how many of you are such cunning and what countries have gathered here? wassat
  3. Nikolaevich I 28 February 2020 17: 38 New
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    In general, there is nothing unusual ... the “project” moves in the X-47M2 “Dagger” jet ... The warhead is detached ... so what? The penguin understands that there is nothing to drag the extra burden after the engine has worked! In principle, the “Dagger" should be so!
    1. Grigory_45 28 February 2020 18: 23 New
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      Quote: Nikolaevich I
      The warhead is detached ... so what? The penguin understands that there is nothing to drag the extra burden after the engine has worked!

      The ARRW detachable hypersonic stage has its own rocket engine - similar to how the anti-ship version of the Caliber is arranged. The combat stage engine has great traction, runs for about a minute and is able to accelerate 500 pounds to a speed of 5-6M. And, probably, it is only this block that reaches hypersound, and the rocket overcomes the marching section at high supersonic.
      The declared range of flight ARRW when starting from the board of the B-52 - 800 km
      1. Nikolaevich I 29 February 2020 02: 28 New
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        Quote: Gregory_45
        ARRW detachable hypersonic stage has its own rocket engine

        And here is what is said about this on the MIC website:The detachable hypersonic warhead with the Tactical Boost Glide (TBG) rocket engine is most likely a bluff, since only 97 kilograms remain of the remaining cast mass. Most likely, the AGM-183A missile is a classic BRVZ missile, without frills, like the X-47 Dagger. The thrust of the Orion 38 XL engine is enough to accelerate 500 pounds of payload to a speed of 2500–2600 meters per second (7,5–8 M) needed to reach a range of 800 kilometers when starting from an air platform flying at an altitude of 10-12 kilometers at a speed of 850-900 kilometers per hour.
        Sergey Ketonov
        Published in issue No. 26 (789) for July 9, 2019 .......................
        So here ... "Grandma said in two ..."! But anyway ... the idea of ​​bringing the warhead to the target, and not the entire missile, may be appropriate for the "dagger" ... (For example, I expected this, with the first reports of the X-47M2!)
        PSA with an additional engine, this ARRW looks like a 2-stage aeroballistic missile, similar to the one that the Chinese boasted! And in the "Russian segment" of the Internet there are a lot of "offers" of a 2-stage missile, especially for the "armament" of the Tu-160, Tu-95, Tu-22M ...
  4. -ш- 28 February 2020 18: 51 New
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    project ... yeah ... we stole from them what was not even mentioned?)
    1. Grigory_45 28 February 2020 19: 06 New
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      Quote: -sh-
      what was not even mentioned?)

      aeroballistic rockets were not invented yesterday.
      The names X-15, AGM-48 Skybolt do not say anything?

      Quote: -sh-
      Yeah ... we stole from them

      what are you talking about here?
      1. -ш- 4 March 2020 11: 02 New
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        and none of this flies
        but about "we stole" ... the Russians stole ... who else, there were no developments of their own