Stars and Stripes – By Doug G. Ware – Air Force clears milestone hurdle with 1st live-fire test of hypersonic missile

The Air Force on Monday carried out the first live-fire test of its first hypersonic weapon, which can travel at least five times the speed of sound, according to service officials.

The Air Force and contractor Lockheed Martin have been developing the AGM-183A air-to-ground missile system — better known as the ARRW — since 2018.

“The ARRW team successfully designed and tested an air-launched hypersonic missile in five years,” (…)


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