According to the details, the AGM-183A type air hypersonic missile system, which the U.S. Air Force was testing for a long time, failed for the third time.
“On December 15, we tested a hypersonic missile that failed,” Heath Collins, director-general of armaments at the U.S. Air Force’s Experimental Command, told Warson.
General Connells said that the missile mounted on the B52H bomber during the test could not detach from the aircraft due to unknown reasons. A booster test flight was also attempted by the Air Force but was canceled due to unknown obstacles.
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He said the missile system would be taken back to the factory to analyze its telemetry and onboard data, adding that testing of the hypersonic weapon would be resumed as soon as possible.
It should be noted that the first test of this hypersonic missile failed in April; at that time, there was a problem in the aircraft carrying the rocket; the second time, three months later, the missile was successfully separated from the plane but its rocket engine. Failed to burn.