In the United States, a bomber lost a hypersonic missile



In the United States, a bomber lost a hypersonic missile

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The incident occurred with the strategic bomber B-52 Stratofortress


The missile is being developed by the Pentagon's Office of Advanced Research Projects in conjunction with the US Air Force, sources say.

American strategic bomber B-52H Stratofortress during a test in the air lost a prototype of a hypersonic missile, created as part of the Hypersonic Air-breathing Weapon Concept (HAWC). This was announced on the eve of the publication Aviation Week.

It is known that the missile is being developed by the Pentagon Advanced Research Projects Office (DARPA) in conjunction with the US Air Force.

During the flight, the missile accidentally separated from the aircraft, after which it was destroyed over the land test site. According to the publication, the incident occurred with a bomber assigned to the 419th flight test squadron at the US Air Force Edwards Air Force Base in California. The causes of the incident are now being investigated.

It is noted that the development program for this hypersonic missile lags behind the plan by several months. The first flight tests were to pass in 2019. Initially, DARPA chose Lockheed Martin for the development of the missile, but later the US military-industrial company Raytheon introduced its modified missile, which impressed the Pentagon.

In March of this year, it was reported that the second test of the tactical hypersonic PrSM missile was successfully completed in the United States. It was developed by Lockheed Martin.

It was also reported that the United States will develop a Glide Breaker interceptor to destroy hypersonic rockets in the upper atmosphere.

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TAGS: USA, ROCET, ACCIDENT, ARMY, WEAPONS, MILITARY, US NEWS

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