Hypersonic

US Air Force fails first ARRW hypersonic missile launch test

The first flight test of the ARRW AGM-183A hypersonic missile was unsuccessful as the weapon failed to launch....


Boeing, Hypersonix to study hydrogen-powered hypersonic vehicle

Boeing and Australia-based Hypersonix Launch Systems will jointly study the concept of a sustainable hypersonic vehicle powered by hydrogen scramjet engines....


US is spending $15B on hypersonic weapons, report reveals

The United States has 70 different hypersonic weapon programs costing $15 billion, according to a government study....


B-1B test-launches cruise missile externally ahead of hypersonic weapons

A B-1B Lancer strategic bomber of the United States Air Force successfully carried out an external weapon release demonstration....


Hypersonic race in the not-so-Pacific Ocean

After Australia and the United States unveiled their joint development of hypersonic missiles, China accused Washington of instigating an arms race in the Pacific Ocean....


Planespotter witness possible hypersonic weapon on Chinese bomber

Footage emerged online of a Chinese H-6N strategic bomber carrying what appears to be a supersonic anti-ship weapon. The existence of such a weapon in the Chinese arsenal had not been officially confirmed so far....


New contract to make Air Force One hypersonic?

The United States Air Force awarded a new contract with Exosonic as a feasibility of Air Force One to become hypersonic in the future. The low-boom supersonic jet could possibly serve as future Air Force One aircraft.  ...


Rolls-Royce launch new effort for supersonic propulsion

Rolls-Royce and Reaction Engines will partner to develop high-speed aircraft propulsion systems for civil and defense aerospace gas and hybrid-electric engines.  ...


US Air Force conducts final captive test of new hypersonic weapon

The United States Air Force successfully carried out the final captive-carry test of the hypersonic air-launched missile AGM-183A ARRW (Air Launched Rapid Response Weapon). The weapon was fitted on a Boeing B-52H Stratofortress strategic bomber....


Hermeus partners with USAF to develop supersonic Air Force One

Hermeus, an aerospace company developing a Mach 5 aircraft, announced its partnership with the U.S. Air Force (USAF) to deliver hypersonic travel for the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD)....