Friday, January 27, 2023

The United States already has its first supersonic missile

The United States Air Force is in luck after completing last Friday off the coast of Southern California conducted the first test of its AGM-183A all-up-round hypersonic missile Air-Launched Rapid Response Weapon (ARRW).

The war in Ukraine due to Russian aggression and the increasingly aggressive behavior of China and North Korea have fueled fear from the past, which has translated into research and military funding.

and is that many countries have exhausted their arsenals to give weapons to Ukraine and have realized that the defense National It can no longer be a secondary issue. And even less so for the United States, the world’s number one country in troops and equipment.

So far, The United States has lagged behind other nations when it comes to deploying missiles capable of flying above Mach 5., This is partly because hypersonic flight isn’t just a matter of going very fast. It also requires overcoming a number of technical hurdles.

This means new materials, sensors and avionics that can withstand heat, thermal stress and acceleration, as well as control systems that operate much faster than supersonic missiles, as explained in New Atlas.

A test that once again puts the United States in the lead

The latest test was the first test flight of a fully operational hypersonic missile prototype conducted by the US Air Force. The weapon was carried on the B-52H Stratofortress bomber (the one on the cover) and launched from a great height. a milestone military,

A booster rocket automatically ignited, accelerating the vehicle to five times the speed of sound. Thus, the United States is on a par with its rivals in this specific area of ​​weapons.

According to the Air Force, previous tests focused on the performance of the booster rocket, but in the latest the missile covered a planned flight path and then exploded over a predetermined area. meet all mission objectives, A national relief for the army.

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