US Hypersonic Test: FAILED

The reportedly "final" all-round test of Lockheed Martin’s ARRW (Air-Launched Rapid Response Weapon) is a FAILURE. The Air Force did directly state that the test failed, but instead said that they “gained valuable insights into the capabilities of this new, cutting-edge technology” and did not provide any details on the test such as if the target was struck, meaning, obviously, that the test failed. This was supposedly the final test and no further budget or request for funding has been noted.

The ARRW is basically just a semi-ballistic missile, ie, booster with a glide vehicle inside that is air-launched. It’s embarrassing, frankly, that Lockheed couldn’t replicate a Chinese missile setup from an air launch platform.

https://www.airandspaceforces.com/arrw-hypersonic-missile-tested-final-time-but-really-the-end/

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    implessive failule, amelica is ovel

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I don’t know about America but Lockheed seems to be in trouble if they can’t make a semi-ballistic missile work.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I am deromalized, greetings from Alaska oblast.

      I don’t know about America but Lockheed seems to be in trouble if they can’t make a semi-ballistic missile work.

      goodlock hit be safran from the same problems Boeing has, aka corporate greed leading to outsourcing to shitty countries, saving on quality control, dividing company to outsource parts production to save a few pennies, etc?

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    this kind of low effort trolling is always caused by some epic failure in a thirdy state

    so tell me, what blew up today?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      No, it was caused by this thread

      [...]

      not going how the prodigal tard wanted it to go.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        So you made a separate thread because you're a seething homosexual that OP didn't indulge in the last thread?

        Starting to smell like curry in here.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >deflection to pajeets
          Trolls don't care about facts. The troll responsible for this thread learned of a reporting ambiguity on the Success-Success of the test, versus the mere-success of it, turned around, and made a thread based on hyperbolically arguing against the test.

          Most of you would be put to death in a better world for your rhetorical crimes, understand. It's just the way things are.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >the poojeet is schizo too
            Every time

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The base where the Russians store their ultra rare supersonic bombers got droned.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The dod got it's money to keep funding Ukrainians
      The Russians effectively lost 1/3 of their nuclear triad
      Rebels control kazan
      Russians are now making illegal to drive for civilian reasons. They are out of gasoline
      Reports are something Just blew up in the last hour too early though

      Pick one

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Where do you learn to write like a schizoid? It's truly impressive

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Huh, well the most basic of Google searches reveals that you’re a liar and a homosexual

    https://www.reuters.com/world/us/us-air-force-says-it-conducted-successful-hypersonic-weapon-test-2024-03-19/

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      > the Air Force declined to say what the specific test objectives were or provide details such as length of flight, where it struck the surface, or whether all elements of the launch, separation, and glide sequence happened as expected.

      Sounds good. I say we trust everything went a okay.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >air launch platform
    It's spelled 'raunch'.

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >The ARRW is basically just a semi-ballistic missile, ie, booster with a glide vehicle inside
    So is it a HGV or a semi-ballistic missile?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The same thing. HGVs are boosted into low orbit / upper atmosphere, releases the HGV which then proceeds down a glide path. Exactly the same thing as the DF-17 except that the ARRW is air-launched and the HGV is in a shell prior to separation. This is what Lockheed failed at making.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        https://i.imgur.com/6r8N2do.jpg

        Can you not see the high L/D HGV strapped to the front of the missile?

        Duh, i'm making fun of the buttblasted OP that got laughed at for shilling kinzhal which is a semi-ballistic missile instead so he has to muddy the waters.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Yeah, the moron is still doing it:

          [...]

          https://i.imgur.com/kjJLILH.jpg

          Oh, HACM. The hypersonic scramjet powered CM the US has been developing and literally every flight test as been successful. So much so its moving into production missiles and they're building factories to mass produce 3D scramjets. Where are Russia's and China's scramjet powered anythings? Can they even produce a scramjet outside of a lab?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Bonus points: The Army's own HGV has been in service for a year now.

            https://www.army.mil/article/265349/1st_multi_domain_task_force_deploys_the_armys_first_long_range_hypersonic_weapon_system

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              > in service!

              > "deployed"
              > to the Cape Canaveral test range

              Why do you keep doing this to yourself?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Can you not see the high L/D HGV strapped to the front of the missile?

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It was successful, moron

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      That’s a failure, just like the last two tests. The Air Force also used weasel words those times to try and make it sound like a positive outcome — and they admitted the truth to Congress later.

      Now here’s a thought experiment. Let’s pretend that Russia was conducting a test of a similar weapon. After the test, the Russian air force releases the statement: "we completed the test and gained valuable insight into this cutting-edge technology and helped us calibrate our testing process". Would you say "sounds like a success" or "sounds like a failure"?

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    GIVE MORE MONEYYYYYYYYYYYYY

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    may we see proof of your "failed test"?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous
      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >headlines aren't proof
        >unless I post them

        😐

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >detailed in-depth in-context reporting
          :-/
          >small out-of-context blurb
          :-O

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    >may we see proof of your ~~*successfull test*~~?
    Yeah, as soon as the CCP shows the DF-17 going hypersonic. Besides, the engineer already gave the blueprints to the US.

    How's that Rocket Force going Ling Wing? All the brass was corrupt as shit - even worse than Russia, and feeding information to the West. KEK. Also, how's the military pay cuts due to the imploding economy? Shouldn't matter much, as all branches of the CCP military are facing a shortage in recruits smart enough to work anything more than a broom or a nugget.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Why are you deflecting to the DF-17? We’re talking about the ARRW, stay on topic.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I thought it was a DF-17 copy? Something you say the CCP have perfected, and the US can't copy. I would like you to back up your claims. If you have never seen a DF-17 fly a hypersonic fight test successfully from launch to impact, why then do you believe the CCP, but refuse to believe the US when at least they show some evidence and honesty? The US wants weapons that are tactically useful, and actually work. Speed running a tech-tree into service just to be first is pointless.

        This makes you seem extremely asshurt about the US for whatever reason, and this is your only way to "stick it" to the US because you're an impotent sub-human with zero power or abilities.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          The US believes it works which is of one the primary reasons for this rushed hypersonic weapons program initiative. Something China can do seems like it would be easily accomplished by Lockheed, doesn’t it? Yet Lockheed failed at it. You can cope that China is lying about their capabilities but that would mean the U.S. has no evidence to believe those claims and is launching these urgent development programs for no reason.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Closing the "hypersonic gap" in terms of HGVs was always purely a political move. The USAF never really had any particular interest in HGVs because they strategically do not give any new capability over what their existing ICBMs can achieve while costing significantly more. The Army seems to be showing some actual interest in it which is why they aren't massively rushing their own program.

            It's pretty clear that what the USAF really wants is HACM instead.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >The US believes it works which is of one the primary reasons for this rushed hypersonic weapons program initiative.
            No they don't. They see the tech maturing on 3D printed 3D scramjets, material science in TPS, comms and data links at mach 10+, and Congress ready to open the shekel gates because of MUH HYPERSONIC GAP!!!!. The US's research into hypersonics for the last 30 years has been majorly scramjet based. Still holding records for longest scramjet powered flight, fastest scramjet flight speed, and most powerful scramjet tested. Something China nor Russia can dream of. But, the research has heavily favored hydrocarbon powered scramjets, as BGVs are really pointless. The range is ok if you strap it to a big enough booster or don't maneuver much. Velocity tanks when maneuvering, or spend too much time at lower alts where dynamic pressures are high. Payload is anemic for a conventional payload, and would only be useful on fixed HVTs. All of this is still useless unless you have the killchain to make use of such a weapon. THIS is where the US is excited. All the fancy ISR assets, AI, storage centers, processing centers, secure comms assets, etc. are the expensive and hard parts that are crucial to utilizing such a weapon. That is, if you actually want it to work, and not just be a parade piece to wow your peasants with.

            Oh, and here is a US AL-SRBM.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Proof that China has working hypersonic missiles?

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              STFU MUTT GWEILO! YOU NO QUESTION SUPERIOR CCP MISSIRE! YOU WORRY BOUT AMERIMUTT MISSIRE NO MAKE IT! HA-HA, HA-HA!

              Oh, don't mention runar saterrites fairure, either. VELY sore topic on Weibo. I stay away:(

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    >may we see proof of your ~~*successfull test*~~?
    they said so and making your capabilities seem more advanced than they are is not part of US military doctrine.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      There’s political pressure to succeed at closing the hypersonic "gap". It’s irrelevant that Russian and Chinese hypersonics are just ballistic missiles (which is what HGVs are), what’s relevant is that the forces are being pushed to produce results, now. The Air Force is uncomfortable reporting failure in one of their projects for the same reason why anyone anywhere doesn’t want to — it makes them look bad so they dissemble and use weasel-words.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The fate of ARRW was already decided well before this test. The USAF was basically just firing off the last few missiles because the tests were already budgeted and paid for. It's clear they have more desire to pursue HACM instead.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >ballistic missiles (which is what HGVs are)
        moron

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I’m not a moron because you’re ignorant. HGVs are semi-ballistic weapons which we just lump into ballistic for brevity’s sake. A HGV follows a pre-determined flight path descending from the apex of the boost-phase, hence "semi" ballistic. In order for a HGV to get updates or see what’s happening and adjust it must slow down to lose its plasma sheath, thus making it no longer a hypersonic weapon.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >HGVs are semi-ballistic weapons which we just lump into ballistic
            double moron

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >ballistic missiles (which is what HGVs are)
        No, they're not. They have the ability to maneuver in-flight, after separation of the booster. A ballistic missile follows a fixed fight path, HBGV have the ability to change course in all axis and still impact the intended target. That's kind of the whole point of even making them. Though, the Kinzhal isn't a HGV, it's an AL-SRBM. And I've seen no proof that China can produce one either. ICBM RV aside, or we could start getting into that too, as the US has done research there too.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I’m not a moron because you’re ignorant. HGVs are semi-ballistic weapons which we just lump into ballistic for brevity’s sake. A HGV follows a pre-determined flight path descending from the apex of the boost-phase, hence "semi" ballistic. In order for a HGV to get updates or see what’s happening and adjust it must slow down to lose its plasma sheath, thus making it no longer a hypersonic weapon.

          You are a fricking idiot.

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Russia could tell me they just completed the most successful test of all time, hit all of the targets and the totally valid and positive results recorded will change hypersonic technology forever when they put their new missile into service next week and I'd still say they probably failed. The language the AF used is highly suspect, but I don't think you could've chosen a worse example.

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    If the objective is getting a warhead to target over long distances, the USAF's existing ICBM and USN's SLBM stocks are capable of doing that, especially if they actually are stocked with the MIRVS they were originally designed to carry. Pushing for HGVs is just spending exorbitant amounts of money for a strategic capability they already have. Not to mention, these recent tests were probably cluing the US in that the Chinese claims about their own HGVs may in fact be full of shit like literally everything else the Chinese have "tested".

    And again, HACM is the program with far more potential and promise. Ballistic missiles and even HGVs simply cheat their way to hypersonic speeds using a combination of rocket propulsion and atmospheric reentry while HACM would be a "true" airbreathing hypersonic weapon.

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    The key thing to understand about your image is that these systems are only useful if you can put a nuke on them, because you can't actually hit shit with them.
    There is no new capability, because the loss in CEP is simply not worth the benefit.

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    You have to be 18 to post here

    And honestly they should make it to where you have to be white to post here too

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Its one schizo. Just search tbh archive for 'in development planned". He also calls everyone airman becaue apparently we're all in the airforce and our job is to shill online

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Implying the CIA can't just steal Russian and Chinese schematics

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    This moron got btfo'd by the lrasm production number and now back to seething about hypersonic

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    >what? the Kinzhal hits with like 40x the kinetic force of a tomahawk. the kinetic energy alone from Hypersonics TREMEMNDOUS
    but if you can't hit your target what's the point?

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    >HAHAHA yet another .jpg wunderwaffe
    WDYM? It's just an updated X-51, HyShot hydrocarbon powered scramjet.
    >coming soon
    >expected 2030
    Yeah, the US likes their weapons to work.
    >"were building factories"
    https://defensescoop.com/2023/08/03/northrop-grumman-opens-new-propulsion-system-factory-in-anticipation-of-boom-in-hypersonic-missile-production/
    Oof
    >planned
    >in development
    seethe and cope that Russia nor China can produce a scramjet. Let alone 3D print a 3D scramjet ready for mass production.
    https://www.northropgrumman.com/what-we-do/advanced-weapons/scram-c-c
    >comedy, pure comedy
    Like China's military.

  20. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Russian Hypersanic will end HATO
    >Russian Hypersanics in war

  21. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    >Too moronic to into White man technology
    >Thinks parade missile makes him strong
    Glory to CCP!

  22. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    >We're just in the business of building factory that loss profit
    This isn't China.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      He wants to become the second coming of Mao. That comes hand in hand with famine, and millions starved to death.

  23. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >tfw you have a brain drain due to high population of Black folks
    feel batman

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      KEK. Were these authors chinsects, by chance? Also, what about those DF-17 tests I asked for, Zhou Bing Bing?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >tests
        test what? It's been massed produced and in service for more than a decade.
        And FYI, you don't put dodgy garbages that can kill your men in service while using their lives to test it. No first rate military does that. Only third word shitholes operate like that.
        pic may or may not be related 😉

        and based China
        >youth in school
        >immediately get a job after graduating at 25
        I wish I were chinese

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >you don't put dodgy garbages that can kill your men in service while using their lives to test it
          USM has a history of doing exactly that.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >test what? It's been massed produced and in service for more than a decade.
          Neat. They should have plenty of test fights for you to choose from then. All I want is one. Seems like the CCP made your job easier, mastering the tech a decade ago, huh? All that time to gather test data.

          >And FYI, you don't put dodgy garbages that can kill your men in service while using their lives to test it. No first rate military does that. Only third word shitholes operate like that.
          pic may or may not be related 😉
          The Osprey is the safest rotor wing craft in service. What are you talking about? Have you never looked into military helo safety records? KEK. Why are you even on /k/, then? It's obvious you have no actual interest in military weapons and systems, and are just here to seethe about the US because you're impotent IRL. This is literally all you have so you don't eat a bullet.
          >immediately get a job after graduating at 25
          Evidently not. KEK.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >The Osprey is the safest rotor wing craft in service.
            lol
            lmao even

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Its not significantly more dangerous than anything else. The problem is that there are smaller margins for error in its operations, and because its so fricking useful it gets used waay more than anything else.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            i know education is not your strong suit but your graph literally has unemployment rate going to 21% to 5% from 24yo to 25 yo.
            if you want to shit post at least edit that out, or have an iq >80 or something

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >a novel aircraft that racks up a massive number of flight hours per year suffers an accident rate that is less than one standard deviation from the norm
          >homg the west has fallen

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I guess the program was such a resounding success that mass deployment is on the horizon!
            the only thing it has managed to rack up is the number of coffins.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >russian brain drain was a bong projection all along
      Why am I not surprised?

  24. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    >n-no i've been found out
    There's nothing you can do except seething about the 500+ lrasm

  25. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    >ever have any need to browse a fricking PrepHole archive.. what purpose?
    so i can look back at the posts and threads i've missed? what a dumb moron you are.

  26. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    These archives sure are a thick thorn in the sides of our schizos and shills. Their pure existance already makes them mad.

  27. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    Sure, they continue to post them. Unlike the CCP. Just look them up, it's quite easy.

  28. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Such pathetic second hand embarrassment is a you problem.

  29. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    it's not government's fault you repost your own spam posts word for word, you fricking mindbroken loser

  30. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    >hypsersonics like Russia and Chinas fly so flat of trajectories, there is basically zero time to detect+track+attack an in coming hypersanic, before its too late
    Curious how they’ve been successfully intercepted then…

  31. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >https://www.airandspaceforces.com/arrw-hypersonic-missile-tested-final-time-but-really-the-end/
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA what a bunch of rednecks. Even India has hypersonic missiles.

  32. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Nowhere in your article does it say that it failed you lying Black person

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It’s CLEARLY and OBVIOUSLY to be read between the lines that the weapon failed. Just like the last 2 tests, and the reason why the Air Force had already reported that they won’t be pursuing the ARRW any further. After the previous failed test they suggested that they might renew interest in it if the later test showed positive results so people had some level of hope that it would have a redemption arc — but after this final test it’s obvious that’s not to be. Oh how I wish I could listen to the executive meetings over this thing failing all the time.

  33. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    If you didn't have Tourette's and could formulate dynamic and non-repetitive word and sentence structure, nobody would care. Sadly for you, you've chosen to become a lulcow.

  34. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    Or it is just the go-to-method for everyone who read something interesting, had to leave and wants to know how it went on a few days later? Especially when you don't remember the specific thread anymore. Jesus fricking Christ, not everything you don't like or understand is some conspiracy against you personally, you schizo clown.

  35. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    Yes, /k/ is filled with USAF airmen paid to come here explicitly to harass you. This is definitely happening because I'm one of them. We know where you live :*~~))

  36. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    They're mostly useful against somebody that has solid radar coverage against ICBM threats. Like... the US.
    You don't really need HGVs against somebody who can't detect, track, and maybe defend against plain-jane ballistic missiles. Expect the US to get more interested in them as China's radar coverage gets better. Conversely, expect the US on the defensive side of the equation to focus more on satellite constellations that can negate the radar horizon advantage of HGVs, as well as providing better targeting and tracking information throughout a target's flight path.
    Now, scramjets are a slightly different story, because they offer additional use cases beyond what a HGV can provide.

  37. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Are you positive? Because anons have insisted US hypersonic weapons are "deployed" right alongside our lasers and rail guns.

  38. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Clearly they need to make it capable of being launched into orbit, a sort of boosted overwatch so you can de-orbit the vehicle any time you need to. Then they could call the improved version BOW-ARRW

  39. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You've got to read these articles before you post them.
    >However, the Air Force declined to say what the specific test objectives were or provide details such as length of flight, where it struck the surface, or whether all elements of the launch, separation, and glide sequence happened as expected.
    >Though ARRW was zeroed out in fiscal 2025, the Air Force’s budget request calls for $517 million for HACM development in the next fiscal year, and more than $1 billion through 2029, described in budget documents as the development “completion date
    It's a nothing-burger.

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