Hypersonic air-breathing weapon concept passes 2nd flight test

The United States is getting closer to fielding an operational hypersonic weapon.

Raytheon Missiles & Defense and Northrop Grumman announced the second successful flight test of their Hypersonic Air-breathing Weapon Concept, or HAWC, on Monday (July 18). According to the two contractors, the test achieved all of its primary and secondary objects and demonstrated “tactical range capabilities.”

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