Latest "Air-Launched Rapid Response Weapon" stories
The Air Force said in a release that "several" objectives were met, but refused to detail further the results of the test.
Gen. Duke Richardson, head of Air Force Materiel Command, told reporters the upcoming ARRW test will be “a big one.”
The July 12 test marks the end of the Air-launched Rapid Response Weapon's booster test phase and paves the way for all-up-round testing later this year.
The test off the coast of Southern California broke a streak of three testing failures last year, that led Congress to nix procurement funds in 2022.
Lawmakers said the flight test program had become "increasingly delayed and compressed," leading to larger risk of concurrency.
By Valerie Insinna