The AGM-183A Air-Launched Rapid Response Weapon (ARRW) hypersonic cruise missile, launched, for example, from the B-52H Stratofortress strategic bomber of the US Air Force (Air Force), is capable of hitting Moscow in less than 20 minutes, and in half an hour – reach Beijing, writes the Daily Express.
The British tabloid reminds that the flight tests of the above-named missile, the declared speed of which exceeds Mach 20, in the United States should take place in the near future. According to the publication, the development of the AGM-183A ARRW may mean that the United States is catching up with Russia in hypersonic technologies.
In November 2020, The Drive reported that the AGM-183A ARRW will fly at an average speed of 6.5 to 8 Mach numbers for a range of hundreds of kilometers, that is, the rocket will cover a distance of 1000 miles (more than 1600 kilometers) in 10-12 minutes. …
In March of the same year, the American company Lockheed Martin showed an image of a promising “super-fast” (or hypersonic) missile system AGM-183A ARRW.
In June 2019, the B-52H Stratofortress made its maiden flight with the AGM-183A ARRW hypersonic aeroballistic missile.