USA—Hypersonic Booster Test Fails To Launch

Air Force Life Cycle Management Center | 04/07/2021

The Air Force's first attempt to test-fire a new hypersonic booster vehicle has failed, reports the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center's Armament Directorate. On April 5, the service attempted to launch the booster vehicle for the AGM-183A Air-launched Rapid Response Weapon (ARRW) from a B-52 bomber at Point Mugu Sea Range in California. However, the booster was unable to complete its launch sequence and the bomber returned to base with the weapon. The trial was designed to demonstrate...

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