ARRW completes second successful flight test

By Shelley K. Mesch / July 13, 2022 at 3:04 PM

The Air Force successfully tested the Air-launched Rapid Response Weapon for a second time Tuesday, the service announced today.

The hypersonic missile program completed its booster test series, Program Executive Officer Brig. Gen. Heath Collins said in a news release. All-up round testing is slated for later this year, he said.

ARRW, the first air-launched hypersonic weapon for the service, failed three tests last year before its first success in May. The service cut expected procurement funding from its fiscal year 2023 budget request.

The test, conducted off the coast of Southern California, launched the missile from the B-52H Stratofortress, according to a news release from prime contractor Lockheed Martin.