Raytheon Ends Air-Launched Hypersonic Vehicle Test Drought

Raytheon HAWC concept
Raytheon started a year behind Lockheed Martin on the HAWC program but became the first to stage a successful hypersonic flight.
Credit: Raytheon Concept
A demonstrator for a hypersonic missile flew faster than Mach 5 for 300 nm above 60,000 ft. over a Western training range in mid-September, finally breaking a nine-year drought of successful testing for an air-launched, U.S.-made hypersonic vehicle. Lockheed Martin HAWC design close behind U.S...

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