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Final captive-carry test heralds next chapter for ARRW

11th August 2020 - 15:00 GMT | by Damian Kemp in Dublin

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US efforts to rapidly develop and field hypersonic weapons within the next three years took a step forward on 8 August, with a final captive-carry test of Lockheed Martin’s AGM-183A Air-launched Rapid Response Weapon (ARRW or Arrow) under the wing of a USAF B-52 tactical bomber.

The test occurred from Edwards AFB with the aircraft (pictured above) flying off the coast of southern California.

The weapon, one of several hypersonic types in development, is part of an effort by the US government to keep pace with, or catch up to, developments of similar weapons by other countries such as Russia and

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Damian Kemp

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Damian Kemp has worked in the defence media for 17 years covering military aircraft, defence …

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