In the United States, the F / A-18E / F Super Hornet fighter first successfully launched the StormBreaker smart glide path bomb, Forbes reports. The bomb is integrated into the Golden Horde semi-autonomous high-precision weapon system and, according to the developer, “will change the rules of the game.”
The tests began in June, before the end of the year the assessment of the capabilities of the bomb will be completed. The main feature of the bomb is that it has a mode in which it glides up to 45 miles to the target area, and then finds and attacks targets without human help. It can hit moving vehicles, including tanks, even in bad weather, smoke or complete darkness.
Previously, the Pentagon announced the intensification of work on the creation of hypersonic weapons and the first tests in the summer of 2020. At the same time, the department noted that it would take years to overcome the lag behind Russia in this type of armament.