Roper: ARRW offers more advanced hypersonic capability than HCSW

By Sara Sirota / March 2, 2020 at 10:31 AM
ORLANDO, FL -- When deciding which of its two hypersonic prototyping efforts to continue funding, the Air Force chose the Air-Launched Rapid Response Weapon since it provides greater capability for the B-52 and has a more advanced design, according to the service's acquisition chief. The Air Force revealed last month that budgetary constraints forced it to cancel the Hypersonic Conventional Strike Weapon in a down select that Will Roper said occurred one year earlier than expected. The service had to...

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