Military And Intelligence News Briefs — March 30, 2021

This B52 aircraft conducted a captive-carry flight test of the AGM-183A Air-launched Rapid Response Weapon in August (file photo)
Daily Mail: Is US Air Force preparing to test fire new hypersonic missile? No fly zone is imposed around California testing area as deadline for launch looms
* The AGM-183A Air-Launched Rapid Response Weapon missile, which can travel at five times the speed of sound, is expected to be launched on Tuesday or Wednesday * The US Air Force gave itself a 30 day deadline to complete test on March 5 * It will be used to destroy 'high-value, time-sensitive targets', the Air Force says in a statement * The US has been locked in an arms race with Russia and China to be the first to develop a hypersonic missile – and its successful deployment heats up that race * China claims to have tested a hypersonic missile in 2018, while Russia has boasted of its hypersonic capabilities
The US Air Force is believed to be preparing to test a hypersonic missile for the first time at the Naval Air Station Point Mugu outside of Los Angeles.
The debut flight of the the AGM-183A Air-Launched Rapid Response Weapon (or ARRW), expected on Tuesday or Wednesday, is being hailed as a major step forward as the Pentagon seeks to maintain its technological advantage against adversaries China and Russia.
The mission will be conducted by a B-52H bomber which carries the AGM-183A missile high into the air and launches it at more than five times the speed of sound.
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Military And Intelligence News Briefs — March 30, 2021
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