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The United States Hypersonic ARRW Failed Its Test, But At Least It Left The B-52 Bomber

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The United States’ hopes for a hypersonic missile came across another hurdle.

On July 28th, the second booster flight test of the AGM-183A Air-launched Rapid Response Weapon (ARRW) resulted in failure.

The missile was shot over Point Mugu Sea Range near southern California, and its engine failed to ignite after it was launched out of a B-52 bomber.

The missile cleanly separated from the aircraft and successfully demonstrated the full release sequence including GPS acquisition, umbilical disconnect and power transfer from the aircraft to the missile. The missile also demonstrated fin operation and de-confliction maneuvers which ensures a safe operation for the aircrew.

Afterward, the rocket booster was supposed to ignite, accelerating the missile to Mach 5 speeds, but it failed to do so. The missile presumably fell into the Pacific Ocean.

Still, program officials have been unable to identify what went wrong during the test or how to fix it.

Not all is lost, and the US Air Forces hopes to push through the issues and conclude flight testing and begin production of the new, cutting-edge weapon by the end of fiscal 2022.

Additionally, the Air Force still needs to successfully complete flight testing of the ARRW booster and all-up round before the service awards a contract to manufacturer Lockheed Martin and begins production of the weapon, which is currently targeted for FY22, Collins said.

Any lengthy redesign of the missile could lead to delays.

In the Fiscal Year 2022 budget, the Air Force requested $161 million to procure the first 12 AGM-183As, which would become the military’s first hypersonic weapon available for operations.

However, these failures and the justifiably low expectations have resulted in the House Appropriations Committee decreasing spending on the program by $44 million. The purpose is so that the weapon isn’t rushed before all technical issues are fixed.

It appears that lessons from the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program have been learned.

Any rapid prototyping effort of a new hypersonic weapon would be a “risky program” by nature, but the ARRW effort is making progress on resolving technical problems, according to US official claims.

The AGM-183A Air-launched Rapid Response Weapon (ARRW) is a conventional hypersonic weapon. Generally, they’re designed to catch fleeting targets, like a missile launcher or a surface-to-air missile radar, before they safely redeploy.

Hypersonic weapons can also overwhelm air defenses by traveling faster and higher than existing defenses can intercept.

The US Air Force envisions the ARRW as an incredibly powerful “checkmate” weapon. A single B-1B bomber can carry as many as 31 ARRWs, targeting enemy air bases, radar sites, and air defense missiles. So, an air strike involving just a third of the Air Force’s 45 B-1B bombers could theoretically deliver as many as 465 hypersonic weapons at once.

If only they could make just one single missile hit its target, first.

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angrycitizen

So the US set out to make a hypersonic missile and instead made an overpriced dumb bomb with wings.

Dicksonrp

Meanwhile, the zio terrorist US intelligence is busy trying to steal the Russian technology using cyber and other ways

Gorgeous George

Overpriced is the only relevant criteria.

Rodney Loder.

Hypersonic are unable to be intercepted if coming from inside the atmosphere, as for outside its 30 minutes city to city, continent to continent, so good luck with interception, and that’s only one missile, fired in pacts as the video indicated interception is impossible.

Thats why Russia and China are doing joint ground based exercise and swapping armaments to preforn their duties, China hasn’t got hypersonic inside atmosphere missiles they only got extra atmospheric glide hypersinic missiles on station, but the West now knows Russia is sharing their weapons with China.

And besides the Soviet Union is gone all Comrades were abandined by the Gorbachev Trotskyist swine so Communism is dead like the abandoned Comrades but Russia wants to hang-on to Siberia and will support not only China but also Iran and Pakistan agsinst India.

Frermason homosexual jew maggot planners beware the sword is balanced to the side of your neck.

Rodney Loder.

Sorry that is meant to be Freemason jew maggots, the ones who took control of the Holy Ghost (mind control capability that did 9/11), Freemasons captured the homosexual Sid Loder in 1953 after they murdered my mother who was my only defence against these jew maggots, anyhow homosexuality was and is their method of population control which is irrelevant now because we missed the bus.

US & EU are Zion slaves

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Emrisrex

Even if they obtain the schematics, I don’t believe they have the capacity for that level of Technology anymore

ossie

The title should have added “intact” at the end…
As long as the cash flows, it’s a huge success. Or did pindos really learn their lesson? A little bribe for the elected can easily grease the skids for MIIC’s profits.

Frances

It’s tough to innovate militarily when you’ve been led to believe that you’re already without equal, your best engineers are working at tech startups, profit is the primary objective & sole motivating factor, and most of the population already resents the never-ending wars that were predicated on lies. There’s only so many world-class engineers you can import from other countries who are a) capable and b) willing to work for companies who’ve killed millions of innocent people instead of earning millions in Silicon Valley.
Raytheon, Lockheed, and Boeing have resorted to using bottom-of-the-barrel Indian contractors who most recently built the worst passenger airliner in modern history. The minds responsible for the F-15, SR-71, and even the original Tomahawk all retired 30 years ago. Their engineering departments are now comprised of community college graduates and third-rate Indian immigrants, while most of the payroll is devoted to sales. It’s little surprise that they can’t get a Mach-5 missile off the ground. These greedy fucks are literally 20-30 years behind Russia in missile technology.

L du Plessis

Probably couldnt steal all the neccecary hypersonic missile docs from Russia.

Dawn

Cutting edge of US technology is so cutting, that they cut them self’s all the time :)

bluedogg

And the propaganda rolls on it will be years before they can come up with a system that works and by that time Russia will be years ahead of them again.

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