US Tests Hypersonic Missile From China Watchtower


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For the first time, the U.S. has conducted a live-fire test of a hypersonic weapon in the Asia-Pacific, sending a clear message to China. A B-52 bomber took off from Guam on Sunday morning before launching the missile, dubbed the AGM-183A Air-Launched Rapid Response Weapon (ARRW). Washington considers the U.S. territory key to rapidly responding to potential Chinese military offensives, such as an invasion of Taiwan. The U.S. is trying to make up for lost time in its hypersonic arms race with China, which over the past decade has invested heavily in research and development to build out its hypersonic...