Supersonic Rocket on a Rope (SROAR)

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Redstone Arsenal
Redstone Arsenal, AL 35898-5000
United States

Description

This test facility offers the capability to conduct flight and impact tests of various missile components up at velocities up to Mach-3 without the complexity and expense of guided flight tests. This facility utilizes high-tension ropes anchored near the target to accurately guide the missile to the desired hit-point, and can support free-flight of the missile off the ropes for coast-phase in-flight testing. A variety of rocket motors are utilized to replicate the acceleration and velocity profiles of the tactical system. This facility has been used to conduct impact fuze, explosive and flechette warhead, and sensor testing under flight-test conditions.

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