Lockheed Martin, US Air Force complete second hypersonic test flight

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has announced that, in partnership with the US Air Force, it has completed the second flight test of AGM-183A air-launched rapid response weapon (ARRW) The US Air Force and Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] flight tested the second AGM-183A on the service´s B-52 Stratofortress, the company said.

The test was conducted out of Edwards Air Force Base, California.

This captive carry flight was conducted with tactical hardware and fully instrumented to collect thermal, mechanical and digital data from the flight vehicle. This is the first time a tactical ARRW missile has been assembled. Additional ground and flight testing will follow over the next two years.

Hypersonic weapons provide rapid response, time critical capability that will overcome distance in contested environments using high speed, altitude and maneuverability.

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