the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet was first released bombs GBU-53/B StormBreaker. The test projectile was launched in the US this month, and to complete the assessment of the capabilities of StormBreaker is scheduled to end in 2020.

the Bomb that is integrated into the complex semi-Autonomous precision weapon Golden Horde (Zolotaya Orda), will change the “rules of the game,” says Forbes. The basis of the StormBreaker are developments of the 1980-ies. The bomb itself may select a pre-selected target priority for their defeat, and also allows you to adjust the rate of the carrier aircraft. It is assumed that in addition to fighter Super Hornet, to weapons may also F-15E Eagle and F-35 Lightning II, reports RIA Novosti.

Earlier during a training exercise in the United States the prototype of modern American hypersonic missiles almost went into free flight. It is supposed that he accidentally separated from the carrier aircraft B-52 during flight tests. The reasons and circumstances of incident is now being investigated.