The first full test of the AGM-183A airborne quick reaction system was declared a success by the US Air Force. This is a hypersonic air-to-ground ᴍɪssɪʟᴇ, and it was fully operational this time.
The test took place on December 9 in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of southern California. It was conducted by the 412th test wing based at Edwards Air Force Base.
The AGM-183A ARRW missile was launched from a B-52H Stratofortress ʙᴏᴍʙᴇʀ during the test launch. During the test flight, the hypersonic ᴍɪssɪʟᴇ exceeded the speed of sound by more than five times, completely executed the flight plan, and self-destructed.
According to preliminary estimates, the test was a complete success. What is this Wᴇᴀᴘᴏɴ and what tasks it is supposed to solve? Please watch video below to discover: