US tested a hypersonic loitering munition


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The U.S. is working to create ammunition Vintage Racer — Loitering Weapon System (LWS), flight testing of which was completed in 2019, according to Aviation Week.

The American edition, pay attention to open sources, writes that, most likely, the latter is a loitering drone that delivers at hypersonic speed, the kinetic interceptor to the target.

The Drive notes that the weapon may be designed to destroy missile defense systems (BMD) of the enemy, including through a saturating attack. According to the publication, the LWS can patrol 60-90 minutes outside ABOUT the enemy controlled areas, and by defining a goal inside her, to strike.

According to Aviation Week, the weapon can be used to destroy mobile missile systems.

In February 2019, the Israeli group IAI (Israel Aerospace Industries) in the course of Aero India, taking place from 20 to 24 February in Bangalore (India), presented the drone kamikaze Mini Harpy. In the video company, available on YouTube, one of the targets for the loitering munition is reminiscent of the radar-all-altitude detector 96Л6Е mounted on the chassis MZKT-7930 from the Russian missile systems s-300 Favorit and s-400 “Triumph”.

Video, photo All from Russia.


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