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Also Known As: Hacksaw, HAWC and Hypersonic Conventional Strike Weapon
Origin: United States of America
Parent System: HCSW
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2023
Total Production: ?
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Description: The US Air Force (USAF) Hypersonic Conventional Strike Weapon (HCSW) or Hypersonic Air-Breathing Weapon Concept (HAWC) is a new air launched missile capable of speeds in excess of Mach 5. The new weapon is expected to be delivered through tactical fighter aircraft and bombers with the aim of taking out highly protected targets using a conventional warhead. The USAF awarded a $928 million contract to Lockheed Martin for the HCSW development in April 2018. The new hypersonic missile is expected to get ready for operational use in 2022 or 2023. The USAF expects the HCSW program is aimed at closing the gap of capabilities against Russian and Chinese forces already fielding hypersonic weapons.
Top Speed: 5 mach (5,978 kph)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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There are 5 news between
31 Oct 2016 and 18 Jun 2019
Tuesday, June 18, 2019Raytheon and Northrop Grumman to Jointly Develop Hypersonic Missile SystemsWednesday, May 8, 2019US Navy to Equip F-35C Jets with HAWC Hypersonic Cruise MissilesTuesday, August 14, 2018US Air Force to Develop AGM-183A ARRW Hypersonic Strike MissileWednesday, April 18, 2018US Air Force to Get a Hypersonic Air-Launched Weapon Prototype in 2022-2023Monday, October 31, 2016Raytheon Awarded Contract to Develop Hypersonic Air-breathing Weapon Concept
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