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Testing of UAVs with hypersonic weapons began in the United States

Testing of UAVs with hypersonic weapons began in the United States

The US Air Force has begun testing hypersonic missiles carried by the RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicle.

Tests of RQ-4 Global Hawk UAVs equipped with hypersonic missiles are allegedly taking place in the Aleutian Islands in the Bering Sea between Alaska and Kamchatka

Under these tests, a program has been launched to upgrade the RQ-4B Global Hawk family of strategic UAVs to improve their flight characteristics, such as flight duration and altitude, payload and new intelligence gathering capabilities.

“Increased testing capabilities for hypersonic vehicles are driving the research and development needed to remain competitive in the global marketplace. RangeHaws are equipped with sensors to demonstrate an alternative data acquisition support system for testing hypersonic systems and have participated in several hypersonic tests in the Pacific and elsewhere.» the experts say