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American hypersonic weapon system (C-HGB) successfully tested

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The Department of Defense successfully tested a hypersonic glide body in a flight experiment conducted from the Pacific Missile Range Facility, Kauai, Hawaii, March 19 at approximately 10:30 p.m. local time (HST).

The U.S. Navy and U.S. Army jointly executed the launch of a common hypersonic glide body (C-HGB), which flew at hypersonic speed to a designated impact point.


Full read: Department of Defense Tests Hypersonic Glide Body

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The U.S. Army and the U.S. Navy, in cooperation with the Missile Defense Agency, have conducted their first joint test launch of a new hypersonic warhead in the Pacific. The two services plan to eventually deploy this common hypersonic boost-glide vehicle on top of land-based and submarine-launched missiles, respectively.

A launch took place at the Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii at approximately 10:30 PM local time on Mar. 19. A ground-launched rocket booster propelled the Common Hypersonic Glide Body vehicle, or C-HGB, to the desired speed and altitude, after which it "flew at hypersonic speed to a designated impact point," according to a Pentagon statement. The announcement did not say how fast the vehicle flew or how far, but hypersonic speed is defined as being above Mach 5 and the Pentagon said that the new weapons could enable the Army and the Navy to quickly
"strike targets hundreds and even thousands of miles away."

Full read: The Army And Navy Have Conducted The First Joint Test Of Their New Hypersonic Weapon

Launch photo:-



Notice the 'cone' at the top? It contains C-HGB vehicle. Like this:



Photo taken from following link: Raytheon to develop control systems of U.S. Army’s new hypersonic weapon system

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Launch footage:-



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Points to be noted:-

  • This configuration is Army’s ground-launched Long-Range Hypersonic Weapon (LRHW).

Confirmation in the following link: DefPost

  • Another configuration is Navy’s sea-launched Conventional Prompt Strike (CPS).

Confirmation in the following link: DefPost

NOTE: The similarities in hypersonic weapon design for sea and land variants provide economies of scale for future production (the C aspect of HGB). Refer to the first link provided above.

  • C-HGB vehicle is/was developed by Dynetics Technical Solutions.

Confirmation in the following link: Dynetics Technical Solutions Wins Us Armys Priority Strategic Hypersonics Program

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UNDERSTAND THE DIFFERENCE:-

Hypersonic weapon systems achieve [and retain] hypersonic speeds through extended periods of time in endo- atmospheric conditions, and are not to be confused with traditional ballistic missile re-entry vehicles (RV) in [Terminal phase].



Photo taken from following link: US military successfully tests new hypersonic glide body: video
 
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Never late than never. What is the range of the missile?
 

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Hypersonic glide vehicles are one way of dodging ABM defence systems.
But very expensive and complicated.
There are cheaper ways to do the Same.
This was an MARV or maneuver able Re entry vehicle developed by Russians.
The bent nose caused a sideways movement due to aerodynamic forces in addition to downward movement under influence of gravity after entering atmosphere.
The warhead followed a whirlwind type spiralling path hence difficult to track and hit.
MARV_Makeyev.png


I have also uploaded the description from manufacturers , but it's in Russian.
 

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Never late than never. What is the range of the missile?
Sir,

The ballistic missile in question is a modified Polaris-A3 variant designated as STARS-4 (three stages). Details in the following link: STARS

Maximum range of the C-HGB vehicle is not known (classified) but here is some food for thought:

 

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