The United States conducted the final test of a hypersonic missile as part of the HAWC program

Lockheed Martin Corporation, together with the US Defense Advanced Research and Development Agency (DARPA), the United States Air Force Research Laboratory and Aerojet Rocketdyne, has completed the final test of a new hypersonic missile under the HAWC (Hypersonic Air-Air Weapon Concept) program.

According to the agency, the test flight of the rocket was successful. The sources do not provide details of the launch, however, it is reported that the rocket reached a speed of about Mach 5, while reaching a height of 18,3 thousand meters and covering a distance of 300 nautical miles (555,6 km).

It is likely that the new missile will be used on the B-1B and B-52 bombers and fighters, including the F-35.

Earlier, the former head of the General Staff of the Strategic Missile Forces of the Russian Federation, Colonel-General Viktor Yesin, recalled that the Russian hypersonic missile system "Dagger" is capable of reaching a speed of Mach 8.

The director of the Department for Non-Proliferation and Arms Control of the Russian Diplomatic Office, Vladimir Yermakov, also spoke about the advantages of hypersonic programs of the Russian Federation. In his opinion, Moscow is seriously ahead of Washington in the creation of such weapons. At the same time, any US military developments pose a certain danger to the countries against which they are potentially directed.
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  1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 1 February 2023 15: 00
    If yesterday we were leaders, then tomorrow we can become lagging behind, the arms race does not provide for sleeping on our laurels. Work for the future and produce without delay enough. Troubles with a delay in the latest weapons respond with great blood to the NWO. The list is long - from heavy precision weapons to thermal imagers, Warrior kits, to elementary first-aid kits with modern means, and not a couple of bandages with iodine and a tourniquet. There are many questions, when the RF Ministry of Defense asserts that the army will be re-equipped with new weapons by more than 70%, the question immediately arises, according to what criteria and weapons. Perhaps 2 new nuclear submarines cover in total half of the weapons of the ground forces in terms of novelty.
  2. lance is gone Offline lance is gone
    lance is gone (lance) 21 February 2023 09: 37
    rf spent 5 years to teach them to fly to the target. look at amers