The US announces new series of tests on the C-HGB hypersonic block
WASHINGTON, (BM) – As it became known, the United States will conduct five more flight tests of the Common-Hypersonic Glide Body block, which is the basis of hypersonic complexes created in the interests of the Navy and the US Army, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.
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According to Breaking Defense, the Pentagon intends to carry out five new flight tests of military equipment C-HGB within three years. According to available data, today there are two tests behind the hypersonic unit: one was carried out in 2017, and the other in 2020.
The third flight tests will be conducted in the third quarter of fiscal year 2021. In the first quarter of fiscal year 2022, they plan to complete the fourth test. Then, until September 2023, three more C-HGB tests are due to be carried out with the first production sample in the fourth quarter of the same fiscal year.
The Common-Hypersonic Glide Body block is one of the most important military developments in the United States. It is underlies the hypersonic complex for the US Navy, as well as the Long Range Hypersonic Weapon, created for the Ground Forces. What will be the last, we could see in February 2020.
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As for the fleet, it is known that submarines such as Virginia are considered as carriers of hypersonic weapons.
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