The US hypersonic weapon development program was stopped by the U.S. Air Force

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WASHINGTON, (BM) – The Hypersonic Conventional Assault Weapon (HCSW) development program, which was one of the Pentagon’s two major hypersonic missile projects for the B-52 bombers, was stopped by the U.S. Air Force, learned, according Air Force spokeswoman Ann Stefanek statement today.

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She noted that the Air Force was forced to choose between funding this program and the development of a split hypersonic Air-Based Rapid Arms Weapon (ARRW) complex. As a result, it was decided to keep the second program, Interfax reports.

As part of the HCSW project, a long-range missile with a speed of more than Mach 5 was to be created. Lockheed Martin Corporation received a contract for its development in 2018 in the amount of $ 918 million. The company has already been notified that the program has stopped.

The same corporation won a contract worth $ 989 million to continue implementing the ARRW program. For this missile, the speed of the warhead should be significantly higher than Mach 5. The completion of the creation of the rocket is scheduled for 2021, they plan to put them into service with the Air Force in 2022.

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On the eve it was reported that the US Presidential Administration Donald Trump proposed that Congress allocate $ 3.2 billion in the development of hypersonic weapons in the budget for the fiscal year 2021.

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