Scary : U.S. Air Force Launch New Hypersonic Missile Most Dangerous

Scary : U.S. Air Force Launch New Hypersonic Missile Most Dangerous The U.S. Air Force successfully conducted a flight test of a hypersonic missile Wednesday at Edwards Air Force Base in California,

according to a news release. The flight test collected data on drag and vibration impacts on the weapon and the B-52 Stratofortress carrying it. The AGM-183A Air Launched Rapid Response Weapon did not contain explosives and was not released from the aircraft,

the Air Force said. The United States is working to catch up to adversaries Russia and China on hypersonic weapons technology. The Air Force awarded a contract to develop the hypersonic missile to Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control in August 2018.

ARRW is one of two Air Force rapid prototyping programs aimed at quickly deploying a hypersonic missile, which is defined as an object with a speed of at least Mach 5. ARRW is set to reach early operational capability by fiscal year 2022.