U.S. successfully tests two hypersonic missiles

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:


  • The U.S. successfully tested two Lockheed Martin hypersonic missiles recently, the Pentagon announced Wednesday.
  • A hypersonic weapon test carried out in Hawaii last month failed after an “anomaly” occurred.
  • The tests come over concerns China and Russia have been more successful in developing their own hypersonic weapons.

The United States successfully tested two hypersonic missiles off the coast of California on Tuesday.

The U.S. Air Force confirmed the successful test of the Lockheed Martin-designed missiles dubbed as Air-Launched Rapid Response Weapon (ARRW) booster. The plane-mounted missile had previously failed to detach in past tests, particularly the one carried out in Hawaii last month.

Hypersonic weapons fly in the upper atmosphere and reach incredible speeds of up to Mach 5, or more than 3,800 miles per hour.

The U.S., like superpowers Russia and China, has multiple projects researching hypersonic weapons. The test launch on Tuesday is at least the third time the nation has successfully used one of the missiles since September.

In April, the U.S. publicly tested another Lockheed Martin-produced hypersonic missile called the Hypersonic Air-breathing Weapon Concept (HAWC). It was fired from the ground rather than from an aircraft.

The missile reportedly reached speeds above Mach 5 at an altitude above 65,000 feet and successfully sustained its speed for at least 300 miles.

The U.S. has staunch competition in developing these types of weapons as Russia and China are also conducting similar tests. Russian President Vladimir Putin claimed in March that it has used its newest Kinzhal hypersonic missiles during its invasion of Ukraine. The Kinzhal hypersonic missile is nuclear-capable.

Last year, China also successfully tested a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile which comes as a shock to U.S. watchdogs. China made the missile launch in August. It reportedly circled the globe before hitting its target, just missing about 24 miles.

Source: Reuters

Related Posts

7 thoughts on “U.S. successfully tests two hypersonic missiles

  1. If they think Trump would lie under oath, why not put Pelosi, Schumer, and Schiff on the stand under oath or are they such hardened liars they could beat a sphigmomanometer or “lie detector” test. Would really interest me to see them grilled about their involvement in Jan 6 amongst other skullduggery, including why support for BLM riots in Portland and Seattle along with Biden (and for that matter all Democrats) corruption…America needs to find the truth instead of more disinformation about Trump!!

  2. Make no mistake it’s not revenge freedom loving people who voted by showing identification, it’s the reckoning that will come in November. Biden will become a lame duck president, as if he already isn’t, and law and order will persevere. We the believers in the the US Constitution will persevere. I pray this will show the world who we are as a united people for freedom of religion, the press, the 2nd amendment and all other rights guaranteed by our founders through the blood sweat and tears felt fighting against authoritarian rule then and now that is being perpetrated by the haters of our national laws.

  3. I don’t know what article the replies by Steven and Marcus are from, but they are 100% correct. About our failures in the hypersonice weapons persuit, JUST GET MUSK TO DEVELOP IT!!! He and his team could do it with less cost, quicker and more efficient. We could get these missles to our outermost early warning bases in a matter of months, not years. Also, about the military and based on a book and testamony of the commander and chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, General Milly……..I wouldn’t trust this communist fascist Obama kiss-ass traitor with a toy BB gun!!!! Fire Him!!!

  4. Did’ja all notice this error??

    “”The U.S., like superpowers Russia and China, has multiple projects researching hypersonic weapons.”” Wrong!! Only the US is still testing.

    Russia and China DEPLOYED their Mach 5 Hypersonic and Mach 15+ Hyperglide missiles LAST YEAR! The US is 5-10 years behind in this field.

    The US military has NO, ….ZERO, ….NADA …DEFENSE …DEPLOYED against a mass launch either. BTW, Lasers do not work in bad weather, snow, sleet, rain, heavy smoke or around high altitude temperature inversion layers. The US is 10-15 years behind in this field also.

    Check out this threat that is on US soil NOW!!!

    https://theamericanreport.org/2017/10/28/the-perfect-storm-port-canaveral-gulftainer-club-k-russia-endgame/

  5. You can’t win a war with missiles. If there nuclear tipped then we all lose.

  6. Well,well,well,just another government feel good agency.If this is reallity,good for our country,but,we do know how the democRATS lie and they really do lie,so I hope that this really did happen.

  7. I don’t know why this is being developed now, but we’ve had “hypersonic” flight since the early ’50’s. The last flight of the X-15 program, the manned rocket went up to Mach 6.7 (4,520 mph) which is faster than these missle programs of today. The U.S. has had this technology for 70 years and they’re just now testing it???? Who ya gonna call?? Better call Musk!!!

Comments are closed.