The US army and developers will accelerate the program of creation of perspective hypersonic glider C-HGB (Common Hypersonic Glide Body, versatile hypersonic glider) to all work on the project was completed before the end of the fourth quarter of 2023 fiscal year (third quarter of 2024). About it as writes Breaking Defense, said the chief of the office of accelerated development of critical technologies and Lieutenant-General Neil Thurgood. According to him, until the end of the 2023 fiscal year will be conducted at least five trials of promising airframe.
The 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 mobile ground-based launchers and from a submarine. U.S. Navy intend to start testing the airframe in 2020. 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.
According to Thurgood, the next test C-HGB by the U.S. Army planned for the third quarter of 2021, and then in the first quarter of 2022. The remaining three tests will take place before the end of 2023. To date, the project C-HGB was conducted four trials: in 2011, 2014, 2017 and 2020 , respectively. This rate of flight tests of the American military believed was excessively long considering the fact that at the end of December 2019 have adopted missiles with strategic hypersonic gliders “vanguard”.
In February 2020, 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, presented the preliminary design of military ammunition and ceased all work on it.