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Air Force Hypersonic Missile Scores Second Straight Testing Success

  • A booster motor tested for Lockheed’s Air Force weapon
  • Air Force next plans flight test of full ARRW missile off B-52
An AGM-183A Air-launched Rapid Response Weapon (ARRW) under the wing of a B-52H before a test flight at Edwards Air Force Base, California, on Aug. 6, 2020.
An AGM-183A Air-launched Rapid Response Weapon (ARRW) under the wing of a B-52H before a test flight at Edwards Air Force Base, California, on Aug. 6, 2020.Source: U.S. Air Force
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The US Air Force’s top hypersonic weapon completed the second consecutive successful test of its booster motor in less than two months, the service said, a turnround after three failures.

The weapon built by Lockheed Martin Corp. “reached hypersonic speeds” and  “primary and secondary objectives were met” in the test on Tuesday off a B-52 bomber, Brigadier General Heath Collins, the program manager, said in a statement Wednesday. “We have now completed our booster test series and are ready to move forward to all-up-round testing later this year.”