hypersonic News

USS Zumwalt Destroyer Prepares for Hypersonic Missiles
Navy / Maritime Weapon / Missile

USS Zumwalt Destroyer Prepares for Hypersonic Missiles

One of the 155 mm AGS main guns on the USS Zumwalt (DDG-1000) has been removed to integrate CPS hypersonic boost-glide missiles.

Japan Joins Germany and France for Railgun Development
Weapon / Missile

Japan Joins Germany and France for Railgun Development

Acquisition, Technology & Logistics Agency (ATLA) of Japan has joined the French-German consortium to develop railguns.

AFRL Eyes Reusable Hypersonic Technologies
Weapon / Missile

AFRL Eyes Reusable Hypersonic Technologies

With the conclusion on AGM-183A ARRW rocket-boosted hypersonic glide weapon, AFRL is eyeing reusable hypersonic technologies for the 2030s.

U.K.: Russia Launches Hypersonic Zircon Missiles from Land
Weapon / Missile

U.K.: Russia Launches Hypersonic Zircon Missiles from Land

The U.K. Defence Ministry reported that Russia might have 3M22 Zircon hypersonic cruise missiles from a K-300 Bastion coastal defence missile launcher.

Japan to Develop Interceptor Against Hypersonic Missiles
Weapon / Missile

Japan to Develop Interceptor Against Hypersonic Missiles

Japan has revealed a ¥75 billion (Roughly $526.7 million) funding for developing interceptors to counter the hypersonic missile threat.

Japan Boosts its Defence: $53B Budget Request
Defence Politics

Japan Boosts its Defence: $53B Budget Request

Japan boosts its defence as the ministry requested a record budget worth $53 billion for the fiscal year 2024 to be presented to the Parliament in January.

Kinzhal’s Patriot Revenge
Weapon / Missile

Kinzhal’s Patriot Revenge

Russian hypersonic missile Kinzhal has damaged the Ukrainian Patriot Air Defence System near Kyiv.

US Struggles with Hypersonic Missiles
Weapon / Missile

US Struggles with Hypersonic Missiles

The US Air Force (USAF) has decided not to purchase the AGM-183A Air-Launched Rapid Response (ARRW) hypersonic weapon after a failed test of this missile.

Russia Orders Additional Tsirkon Hypersonic Missiles
Weapon / Missile

Russia Orders Additional Tsirkon Hypersonic Missiles

According to the Russian state-owned news agency TASS, the defence ministry has placed another order for Tsirkon hypersonic missiles.

China Displays Mach 7 hypersonic UAV
Air Unmanned Systems Expo and Air Show

China Displays Mach 7 hypersonic UAV

China displays MD-22 hypersonic drone mock-up at the China International Aviation & Aerospace Zhuhai Airshow.

USAF Selects Raytheon and Northrop Grumman to Deliver First HACM
Weapon / Missile

USAF Selects Raytheon and Northrop Grumman to Deliver First HACM

US Air Force has selected Raytheon and Northrop Grumman Corporation to develop the Hypersonic Attack Cruise Missile (HACM).

DARPA Conducts First Test of the OpFires Ground-Launched Hypersonic Missile System
Weapon / Missile

DARPA Conducts First Test of the OpFires Ground-Launched Hypersonic Missile System

According to DARPA, the Operational Fires (OpFires) ground-launched hypersonic missile system has successfully executed its first flight test.

US Air Force Conducts Another Hypersonic Missile Test
Weapon / Missile

US Air Force Conducts Another Hypersonic Missile Test

The US Air Force conducted the second consecutive hypersonic boosted test of the Air-Launched Rapid Response Weapon (ARRW).

U.S. Air Force conducts successful hypersonic weapon test
Weapon / Missile

U.S. Air Force conducts successful hypersonic weapon test

U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress successfully released an AGM-183A Air-launched Rapid Response Weapon, or ARRW, off the Southern California coast on May 14.