Aug 26, 2022

Hypersonic air-breathing weapon concept passes 2nd flight test

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Reminder: The first test was successfully conducted in September 2021.

A hypersonic cruise missile co-created by Raytheon Technologies has passed its second flight test in a row. This is an important step in the U.S. Department of Defense’s plan to use weapons that can travel faster than five times the speed of sound.

In July 2022, a Hypersonic Air-breathing Weapon Concept (HAWC) was put to the test. It has been slightly improved after a successful test in September 2021. The most recent test, in which it was dropped from an airplane and shot past Mach 5, went just as the company’s data models predicted.

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