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US Air Force launched First Operational Hypersonic Missile

Published on December 19, 2022
Current Context: US Air Force Successfully launched its first Operational Hypersonic Missile “AGM-183A”.
US Air Force launched First Operational Hypersonic Missile
  • AGM-183A is an Air-Launched Rapid Response Weapon (ARRW) launched from California’s coast.
  • It is an air-to-ground hypersonic missile.
  • It used to launch nuclear weapons because of its extreme speed.
  • AGM-183A was designed by Lockheed Martin and its speed is 15,00 mph or 24,000 kph.
  • This strategic weapon is first designed and developed by China and Russia.
  • This weapon cannot be intercepted by any defense system.
  • Currently, this weapon is used by Russia in the Ukraine war.
  • North Korea also has tested this weapon in recent times.

Question:

Q.1 AGM-183A was a US hypersonic Missile. It is a/an?
a. Surface to Surface
b. Surface to Air
c. Air to Surface
d. Surface to Water
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