The U.S. Navy conducted the first firing test of a solid-fuel first stage engine. It will be used in hypersonic missiles of the Navy as well as the U.S. Army.
According to the press service of the U.S. Navy, the tests were conducted by the office of strategic systems programs of the Navy in Promontory.
According to reports, the engine worked throughout the test period. It met performance parameters as well as targets within expected limits.
The first flight test of the hypersonic missile is due in 2022.
Meanwhile, in May 2021 Popular Mechanics magazine reported that the Long Range Hypersonic Weapon (LRHW) missile, the engine for which is being tested now, will be able to be launched from London. It is allegedly capable of striking Moscow in the event of a military conflict.