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Old 05-17-2022, 03:00 AM
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Arrow Air Force makes history with successful launch of new hypersonic weapon: 'Game-changi

Air Force makes history with successful launch of new hypersonic weapon: 'Game-changing'
By: Lawrence Richard - Fox News 05-17-22
Re: https://www.foxnews.com/us/air-force...-game-changing

NOTE: The new ARRW achieved a speed of five times that of the speed of sound.

The United States Air Force conducted the successful launch of a hypersonic weapon off the coast of California this weekend, which flew at five times the speed of sound, a spokesperson said.

The United States Air Force conducted the successful launch of a hypersonic weapon off the coast of California this weekend, which flew at five times the speed of sound, a spokesperson said.

Our highly-skilled team made history on this first air-launched hypersonic weapon," said Lt. Col. Michael Jungquist, the director of the 419th Flight Test Squadron and the Global Power Bomber Combined Test Force, who executed the test.

"We're doing everything we can to get this game-changing weapon to the warfighter as soon as possible," Jungquist added

Brig. Gen. Heath Collins, Program Executive Officer for Weapons, celebrated the "major accomplishment" after a B-52H Stratofortress released an AGM-183A Air-launched Rapid Response Weapon (ARRW) at Edwards Air Force Base, in California, Saturday.

Inflight - Image link: https://a57.foxnews.com/static.foxne....jpg?ve=1&tl=1
This image shows the launch of the experimental X-43A scramjet and its attached booster rocket as it is launched from a modified NASA B-52 bomber (NOT IN PHOTO) at 40,000 feet (13,000 meters) above the Pacific Ocean off the coast of California, 27 March 2004. (ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images)

"This was a major accomplishment by the ARRW team, for the weapons enterprise, and our Air Force," Collins said. "The team's tenacity, expertise, and commitment were key in overcoming the past year's challenges to get us to the recent success. We are ready to build on what we've learned and continue moving hypersonics forward."

The ARRW achieved a speed of five times that of the speed of sound and burned for its expected duration, the official said.

Note: The new weapon will expand precision-strike capabilities, specifically against heavily defended land targets.
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Personal note: So now we can kill each other quicker - as if it will make any difference.

Now we all have high speed rockets to kill once another. Where does it end? Once we all fire off our brand spanking new rockets whose going to be left to say wow wasn't that great - lets do it one more time - just incase anyone is still alive!
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