"Not in line with flight targets": Another test of the AGM-183A ARRW hypersonic missile in the United States was declared unsuccessful
The next tests of the American hypersonic missile AGM-183A ARRW in the United States were recognized as unsuccessful. This was reported by the press service of the command of the American Air Force (Air Force).
The US Air Force conducted regular tests of a hypersonic missile under the ARRW (Air-Launched Rapid Response Weapon) program. This time, the US military tested the safe exit of the missile from the B-52H bomber, and also evaluated the characteristics of the carrier, i.e. aircraft.
According to the report, the rocket separated from the aircraft, but the rocket engine did not fire. At the same time, it is noted that the entire launch sequence passed without comment. As a result, the Air Force said that the test "did not meet all flight objectives."
Note that this is the second consecutive unsuccessful test of the AGM-183A ARRW hypersonic missile. During the first one, held in early April this year, the missile did not work in the "launch sequence" and it simply did not separate from the carrier, which was also the B-52H Stratofortress bomber.
The start of flight tests of the first prototype of the American promising hypersonic aeroballistic missile ARRW (Air-launched Rapid Response Weapon) was reported in early March this year. Previously, a rocket mock-up took part in the tests.
The AGM-183A ARRW rocket is being created in response to similar developments in Russia and China. The first to be armed with a hypersonic missile will be the B-52H Stratofortress strategic bombers (four missiles for one "strategist").
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