The test of a hypersonic missile under the ARRW (Air-Launched Rapid Response Weapon) program ended in failure. This was announced today, April 6, by the press service of the US Air Force, which conducted this test.
The test was carried out over the Pacific Ocean off the coast of California. In its course, the rocket “failed to complete the sequence of prelaunch operations and did not separate from the B-52 bomber” from which it was supposed to be launched.
As TOPNEWS reported, at the end of October 2020, US National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien announced that the US Navy was going to supply hypersonic missiles to all Arleigh Burke-class destroyers. First, hypersonic missiles will be installed on the Virginia-class attack submarine, then on the new Zumwalt-class destroyers, and finally, destroyers will be equipped with them.
Earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin at a meeting of the military-industrial commission said that in a number of cases Russian weapons have no analogs in the world:
“The current generation of Russian gunsmiths continues the work of their predecessors with dignity, produces truly unique weapons that are now ahead of their foreign counterparts. And in some cases, our weapons have no analogs, for a number of characteristics, this is quite obvious. “