American hypersonic OTRK will hit targets at a distance of 1600 km

A promising tactical missile system with hypersonic gliders, which is being developed as part of the OpFires project by order of the Pentagon, will have a range of 1600 km. Flight tests of the American analogue of Avangard are scheduled for 2023, according to Breaking Defense.

The development of a promising complex called Operational Fires began last year. Lockheed Martin, Exquadrum, Aerojet Rocketdyne and Sierra Nevada took part in the creation of the power plant for the hypersonic glider. At the end of this year, the second stage of the program is to take place, within which the companies will conduct large-scale bench tests of promising units.

As for the airframe, it is being developed by Raytheon. The corresponding contract with the DARPA agency was signed in the spring of 2019. In the summer of last year, the developer defended the draft design of a promising airframe and is currently engaged in its technical design.

Let's remind that OpFires is not the only project of hypersonic weapons, which is being implemented by the US Army in response to the Russian "Avangard" already adopted by our country into service. DARPA is also working on the ARRW aeroballistic missile, the PrSM tactical ammunition and the LRHW medium-range complex.
  • Photos used: DLR German Aerospace Center
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  2. GRF Offline GRF
    GRF 27 October 2020 08: 04
    They will have (further in the article goes untranslatable puns), and that's not all ahhh ...
  3. shadow Offline shadow
    shadow 27 October 2020 22: 08
    I remember that it was also reported that America will go hypersound in three directions at once. Now there is only one thing left.
  4. cooper Offline cooper
    cooper (Alexander) 23 November 2020 01: 26
    Yeah, it will. Another American show-off, which some narrow-minded authors naively fall for. laughing