The us military has tested a promising strategic hypersonic glider C-HGB (Common Hypersonic Glide Body, versatile hypersonic glider). As reports Defense News, the test glider was held on 19 March 2020. The unit flew at speeds over Mach 5 and, according to the Pentagon, struck its intended target. C-HGB was launched from the landfill on the Hawaiian island of Kauai.
The American military announced that it held trials C-HGB began the second account. The first was held on 1 October 2017. According to the head of the project Management of strategic systems the U.S. Navy Vice Admiral johnny Wolfe, during the first test verified the ability of C-HGB controlled plan to target at hypersonic speeds exceeding the speed of sound is five times or more. Other details of the tests of a hypersonic glider is not disclosed.
Development of a hypersonic glider C-HGB is engaged in a U.S. company Dynetics Technical Solutions for ordering the Army and Navy of the United States. The glider is a versatile machine that can be run from a ground-based launchers and from a submarine. C-HGB assumes that the glider rises and accelerates to hypersonic speed booster. Then the machine otstykovyvatsya from the carrier and is planning to target.
Earlier it became known that the command of the U.S. air force closed project to develop a hypersonic cruise missile air-launched HCSW (Hypersonic Conventional Strike Weapon, hypersonic non-nuclear offensive weapon), a media which considered several types of bombers and fighters. In March 2020, the American company Lockheed Martin is engaged in the development of HCSW, will have to defend the preliminary design of the munition, and then the project will be terminated.