Air Force completes key test of new hypersonic weapon

By Sara Sirota  
June 13, 2019 at 11:37 AM
The Air Force achieved a major milestone yesterday when it completed the first captive-carry test of a new hypersonic weapon at Edwards Air Force Base, CA. According to a statement published by the service, a sensor-only version of the Air-Launched Rapid Response Weapon was carried externally by a B-52 aircraft. It gathered data on "drag and vibration impacts on the weapon itself and on the external carriage equipment of the aircraft." No explosives were attached to the prototype, which was...

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