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In the United States, they talked about testing a prototype of the AGM-183A hypersonic missile on a B-52H bomber

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In the United States, they talked about testing a prototype of the AGM-183A hypersonic missile on a B-52H bomber

The Western press is discussing a test flight of a B-52H strategic bomber with AGM-183A missiles. A US Air Force bomber took off from Edwards Air Force Base (California).


American journalist Tyler Rogoway writes that a strategic bomber with the number 183-60 and the code designation "Dragon's Inferno" seen with AGM-0050A missiles under its wings was flying for the test use of promising missile weapons.

AGM-183A missiles are created in the United States under the ARRW program - "Weapon rapid response airborne ". The missile is about 6 meters long. It belongs to aeroballistic missiles. Moreover, in the Western media it is called hypersonic.
It is noted that this was the first time a B-52H took off, armed with two such missiles at once.

Tyler Rogoway reports that previous flight tests of this weapon ended in failure. In particular, an example is given of the episode when the rocket “just fell off the suspension”. Other sources claim that it was "just a mock AGM-183A."

The tests were associated not only with the ability of promising American missiles to accurately hit the target, but with the verification of the characteristics of the AGM-183A by transmitting telemetry to ground stations.

The American press quotes the commander of the 419th flight test squadron of the US Air Force, Lieutenant Colonel Michael Jungkvist:
This week's event demonstrated the ability to communicate with a prototype rocket weapon; the whole team is excited to take the next step and begin vigorous flight testing of our first air-launched hypersonic weapon. This weapon will allow you to use conventional firepower anywhere in the world at incredible speed.


As you can see, the American officer directly involved in the AGM-183A tests calls the missile a hypersonic weapon. It is noted that we are talking about a prototype.
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  1. sav
    sav 10 August 2020 06: 19 New
    +3
    As I understand it, the American developers of this product are at the very beginning of the journey.
    1. Zoldat_A
      Zoldat_A 10 August 2020 06: 34 New
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      Quote: sav
      As I understand it, the American developers of this product are at the very beginning of the journey.

      Tell me, dull, how the Russian Federation could steal from America what is already flying with us? How can you steal something that isn't there? But CNN regularly broadcasts about this - "The Russians have stolen hypersound from us, all our secrets."

      Panopticon, damn it .....

      We are barbarians, I understand ... We ride bears, the throat does not dry out from vodka, and we do not know how to do anything except nuclear weapons. Well, not as much as CNN draws ...
      1. Grazdanin
        Grazdanin 10 August 2020 07: 32 New
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        Quote: Zoldat_A
        Tell me, dull, how the Russian Federation could steal what is already flying with us from America? How can you steal something that isn't there?

        1. Cruise missile X-51. May 1, 2013 reached a speed of 5,1M
        2. Cruise missile X-43A. November 16, 2004 reached a speed of 9,6M
        3. Planning warhead AHW. November 2014 reached a speed of 8M
        4. Planning HTV combat unit. 22.04.2010/20/XNUMX reached a speed of the order of XNUMXM
        5. LRHW with C-HGB warhead. 30.08.2017 reached a speed of more than 5M
        1. Zoldat_A
          Zoldat_A 10 August 2020 07: 56 New
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          Quote: Grazdanin
          Quote: Zoldat_A
          Tell me, dull, how the Russian Federation could steal what is already flying with us from America? How can you steal something that isn't there?

          1. Cruise missile X-51. May 1, 2013 reached a speed of 5,1M
          2. Cruise missile X-43A. November 16, 2004 reached a speed of 9,6M
          3. Planning warhead AHW. November 2014 reached a speed of 8M
          4. Planning HTV combat unit. 22.04.2010/20/XNUMX reached a speed of the order of XNUMXM
          5. LRHW with C-HGB warhead. 30.08.2017 reached a speed of more than 5M

          We are not shouting that we do not have something there and, in this regard, new sanctions should be introduced. America is shouting that sanctions should be imposed, because Russia has something flying there (at first, however, they wrote off the computer graphics). So WHAT THE FUCK? It flies with us, they put it into service. And THEM have records ... Yes, let them hug with their Guinness Book of Records - who will spit with chewed gum. And we are somehow simpler - hypersound ...
          1. Grazdanin
            Grazdanin 10 August 2020 08: 08 New
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            Quote: Zoldat_A
            And THEM have records

      2. Grazdanin
        Grazdanin 10 August 2020 07: 46 New
        +1
        Quote: Zoldat_A
        How can you steal something that isn't there?

        North American X-15
        The record flight made under the X-15 program was the flight of the pilot Joseph Walker on August 22, 1963 Mach number: 5,58

        NASA X-43 speed record 11 km / h (Mach 850 = 9,6 km / s) November 3,2, 16
    2. antivirus
      antivirus 10 August 2020 07: 30 New
      -3
      Kokhlostanians transmitted, "brotherly" the technology of Neptune. Check .. Turchinov will save the United States from the Russian threat.
  2. Eug
    Eug 10 August 2020 06: 28 New
    0
    I wonder if they are planning that the SUBSonic B-52 will carry HYPERsonic missiles? By Ross. the concept, as I understand it, the rocket is accelerated to supersonic by the carrier, and then "sama-sama-sama". And the amers, it seems, will have "sama-sama-sama" from subsonic ...
    1. Mountain shooter
      Mountain shooter 10 August 2020 07: 08 New
      +1
      Quote: Eug
      Ross. the concept, as I understand it, the carrier accelerates the rocket to supersonic

      Of course not. Our supersonic carrier FAST delivers the rocket to the launch point. Let the "Dagger" run supersonic ... I don't even know, maybe it's not worth it at all, the aerodynamics are different there ...
  3. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 10 August 2020 07: 23 New
    -2
    the whole team is excited to take the next step and begin vigorous flight testing of our first air-launched hypersonic weapon
    How many of these steps are expected? And where are the missiles that fly 17 times faster than sound or other missiles? Where is the "super duper" rocket? In a word, it turns out that writing on Twitter is not a rocket. All the American anger about our weapons is understandable. The "hegemon" should not lag behind.
  4. stalki
    stalki 10 August 2020 07: 41 New
    0
    Interestingly, they are designing it for the plane, or are they just testing it on it? If for an airplane then
    This weapon will allow you to use conventional firepower anywhere in the world at incredible speed.
    Well, such as supersonic is understandable, but what about deployment mobility? You cannot equip an airplane in 5 minutes, only a pre-planned operation. A quick response will not work.
    1. shinobi
      shinobi 10 August 2020 10: 21 New
      +1
      They have all the flying labs, converted B-52s, the ones that used to have axes.
  5. Nikolaevich I
    Nikolaevich I 10 August 2020 08: 50 New
    +2
    Yoksel-moxel! How the Americans quickly change their shoes in a jump! When the "daggers" "showed up" in Russia, the US declared that "daggers" had no "right" to be called "hypersonic weapons"! Only experienced American ramjet CDs have the right to call names like that! And what about now? winked AGM-183A ARRW - solid fuel, aeroballistic ...Moreover, in the Western media it is called hypersonic. or....The American press quotes the commander of the 419th Flight Test Squadron of the United States Air Force, Lt. Col. Michael Jungkvist: to begin vigorous flight tests of our first air-launched hypersonic weapon. PS By the way, at the VO, in the midst of the discussion about "terminology", chelas were announced who "actively supported the shtatovites in the dispute about terminology" and deprived the "daggers" of the right to be called "hypersonic weapons"! Ouch! Where are they ? am
  6. Hermit21
    Hermit21 10 August 2020 08: 57 New
    +2
    We would be ashamed to talk about such "tests"
  7. Vasya Fix
    Vasya Fix 10 August 2020 09: 08 New
    0
    Well, hypersonic was done well, but can it maneuver?
    1. shinobi
      shinobi 10 August 2020 10: 23 New
      0
      Maybe, but not much. In the tube of possible trajectories along the course from point A to point B.
  8. Operator
    Operator 10 August 2020 10: 41 New
    0
    African American "Dagger" on the layout level - OK, bro laughing