The US Air Force’s ultra-fast hypersonic missile also failed in the second consecutive test. This time, this missile was also launched safely from its Boeing B-52 Stratofortress carrier aircraft. But, on occasion, the rocket motor installed in the missile did not ignite. Due to which the missile fell to the earth from a great height during a dive. The failure of two consecutive tests of this missile dealt a severe blow to the American hypsonic missile program.
The last time the missile did not separate from the wing of the plane
The hypersonic missile tested was named AGM-183A Air-Launched Rapid Response Weapon (ARRW). The first test of this missile took place in April. Then, this missile could not be released from the wing of a B-52 aircraft flying from Edwards Air Force Base in California. After which the plane landed safely. The US Air Force claimed that this failed launch still provided valuable test data.
The second test was carried out on July 28
Announcing the results of the test, the U.S. Air Force said the test took place on July 28 in the Point Mugu Sea mountain range in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Southern California. The Air Force had already announced that it would carry out the second test of this missile in the last week of July. The 419th Flight Test Squadron and the Global Power Bomber Combined Test Force, stationed at Edwards Air Force Base in California, also participated in this test.
Mission failed due to rocket motor failure
The Air Force said that during the test, the missile separated well from the wing of the aircraft. During this, the GPS acquisition, the power transfer from the aircraft to the missile, and the complete separation sequence were all completed successfully. The missile also completed the aileron operation and the conflict exit maneuver. This process is necessary for the safety of the bomber and its crew. The missile’s rocket motor failed to fire after successfully separating from the aircraft.
Preparations to craft missiles that fly 20 times faster than sound
This new missile is called the AGM-183A Air-Launched Rapid Response Weapon (ARRW). It is possible that he could be put into service with the Air Force in the coming days. The test was carried out with the aim of demonstrating the ability of the missile to reach hypersonic speed. The Pentagon is working on building a missile that can operate 20 times faster than the speed of sound through this missile.
US ultra-fast hypersonic missile test failed, stratoforte B-52 failed to fire
America threatened by Chinese DF-17 missile
America is threatened by China’s DF-17 hypersonic missile. For this reason, it is trying to upgrade its missile defense technology. This hypersonic missile specializes in long-range precision targets. In such a situation, if China attacks, then America will have to make elaborate arrangements for the security of its base in Guam or Japan. The Chinese DF-17 missile can reach its target at hypersonic speed up to 2,500 km away. even after failing the test
What are hypersonic missiles
The hypersonic missile can fly at least five times the speed of sound (1,235 km / h). The minimum speed of these missiles is 6174 km / h. These missiles are equipped with both cruise missiles and ballistic missiles. After its launch, this missile leaves Earth orbit. After which he makes the target his target. Due to the high speed, even speed cameras are unable to pick them up.