Photo: Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class M. J. Lieberknecht / U.S. Navy / AP
USA in the summer of 2018 spent about twenty test launches hypersonic projectiles from the destroyer Dewey, the Research Institute of the Navy.
The launch was carried out from a standard 127-mm artillery installation of the Mark 45, which features almost every Navy ship.
These tests, conducted in the framework of the exercise RIMPAC (Rim Of The Pacific), designed to assess hypersonic capabilities as the available means to counter cruise missiles and large drones of the enemy.
In July 2018, the U.S., along with Japan and Australia during exercise RIMPAC bombed landing ship Racine, decommissioned in 1993. For this purpose, the missiles NSM (Naval Strike Missile), Type 12, HIMARS, AGP-84 Harpoon and UGM-84 Harpoon and torpedo Mark 48.
Video, photo All from Russia.