Tucson-based Raytheon’s hypersonic missile passes ‘historic’ first test flight

September 28, 2021


Researchers conducted the first free-flight test of a hypersonic missile made by Tucson-based Raytheon Missiles & Defense and partner Northrop Grumman, in a historic step in the Pentagon’s race to develop the ultra-fast, hard-to-kill weapons.

In a first-of-its-kind test last week, the Defense Advance Research Projects Agency flew an air-launched version of the Hypersonic Air-breathing Weapon Concept, or HAWC, hypersonic missile at an undisclosed location, DARPA and Raytheon announced Monday…

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