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Third US Air Force test of AGM-2021A ARRW hypersonic missile prototype in 183 fails

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U.S. Air Force failed hypersonic test program weapons, having failed to conduct a single successful test during 2021. According to the US Air Force Command, the third attempt to launch a prototype of the AGM-183A ARRW hypersonic missile ended in failure.


The US Air Force conducted regular tests of a hypersonic missile under the ARRW (Air-Launched Rapid Response Weapon) program. According to official data, tests of the prototype of the AGM-183A ARRW hypersonic missile took place on December 15. As in previous attempts, the missile was fixed under the wing of a B-52H strategic bomber, which program the US military was working on was not reported, but the test was interrupted due to the missile's refusal to leave the carrier.

The reason why the tests were interrupted is not yet named in the US Air Force. As Air Force Brigadier General Heath Collins, who is the executive director of the weapons program, said, "The launch sequence was interrupted prior to release for an unknown reason." The rocket has already been sent for research, the timing of the resumption of tests has not been reported.

Note that this is the third consecutive unsuccessful test of the prototype of the AGM-183A ARRW hypersonic missile, although the United States claims that only the second, since it was recognized as "partially successful" in July this year.

In total this year, the US Air Force conducted three tests as part of the development of a hypersonic missile in the interests of the US Air Force. During the first, 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. During the second, at the end of July, the rocket separated from the aircraft, but the rocket engine did not fire. 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." On the third test, the rocket again did not separate from the carrier.

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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    1. Tatyana
      Tatyana 20 December 2021 08: 00
      +9
      Third US Air Force test of AGM-2021A ARRW hypersonic missile prototype in 183 fails

      And thank God! The world will only be more whole!
    2. Vladimir_2U
      Vladimir_2U 20 December 2021 08: 06
      +3
      Quote: Sidor Amenpodestovich
      - Did I tell you, the place is damned? And you: hands from the ass, hands from the ass!
      Indeed, I still understand the rocket did not go up, but then not being able to throw down is a talent!
      1. Sanichsan
        Sanichsan 20 December 2021 11: 19
        +3
        Quote: Vladimir_2U
        but not being able to throw down is a talent!

        can a rocket with artificial intelligence. pilots simply could not argue for her the need to start request
  2. DHO_N1
    DHO_N1 20 December 2021 07: 59
    +14
    Did they really fly to the moon?
    1. tralflot1832
      tralflot1832 20 December 2021 12: 54
      0
      I remembered the words of my dad: No result, this is also a result. For Americans it is 100% suitable now.
  3. lucul
    lucul 20 December 2021 08: 03
    +7
    exactly what program the US military was working on was not reported, but the test was interrupted due to the missile's refusal to leave the carrier.

    I don’t understand, American planes are no longer able to even just separate the rocket from the plane? )))
  4. Tagan
    Tagan 20 December 2021 08: 15
    +8
    Quote: lucul
    exactly what program the US military was working on was not reported, but the test was interrupted due to the missile's refusal to leave the carrier.

    I do not understand, American aircraft are no longer able to even just separate the rocket from the aircraft? )))

    No, the rocket itself went into failure. So it is written))
    I remembered: "If you want to live, you will not get so hot yet" (C)
  5. 75 Sergey
    75 Sergey 20 December 2021 08: 37
    +1
    The failure of the experimental launch system does not yet mean the failure of the entire complex as a whole, there is also a temporary hut for testing.
    1. Barberry25
      Barberry25 20 December 2021 10: 58
      0
      well, if they love saws so much that they put a temporary hut instead of the already proven system ...
  6. parathyron
    parathyron 20 December 2021 08: 39
    0
    To a thirsty cow ...
  7. bar
    bar 20 December 2021 08: 39
    +3
    the test was interrupted due to the failure of the rocket to leave the carrier.

    Apparently the AI ​​worked. She realized that it won't end well laughing
  8. Split
    Split 20 December 2021 08: 54
    0
    although the US claims that only the second, since the past in July of this year was recognized as "partially successful".


    Uh-huh ... apparently - she "separated" from the carrier and fell with a stake down good
    1. El Chuvachino
      El Chuvachino 20 December 2021 09: 30
      +2
      Separated with a characteristic "chpok" sound. Sorry, that's just how it presented itself lol
  9. aszzz888
    aszzz888 20 December 2021 09: 19
    +2
    Third US Air Force test of AGM-2021A ARRW hypersonic missile prototype in 183 fails
    Quite recently, some togvarischi here were crucified, and swore by their mother that the merikatos had everything in a "bundle" with tests. laughing
  10. Andobor
    Andobor 20 December 2021 09: 32
    0
    Yes, all the Americans fell apart, but the same technologically advanced country was.
  11. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 20 December 2021 10: 50
    0
    Yes, turn off her AI at last, and with a kick in the ass and everything will work out. It will fly like a sweetheart. No one has canceled Newton's law.
  12. Tavi
    Tavi 20 December 2021 14: 32
    0
    Maybe someone welded it to the plane ?!
  13. 75 Sergey
    75 Sergey 21 December 2021 08: 33
    +2
    Military Review confidently turns into KVN or Standup.
    It's just a club of jokes.!
  14. Reserve buildbat
    Reserve buildbat 21 December 2021 20: 28
    -1
    The rocket, equipped with artificial intelligence, refused to separate from the bomber laughing