【6月13日】看軍聞學英語

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原文:

The U.S. Air Force's favorite non-nuclear bomber may soon boast an arsenal of hypersonic missiles to scare the bejesus out of America's adversaries. Air Force Global Strike Command chief Gen. Tim Ray detailed plans for the command to refurbish some of the service's existing B-1B Lancer bombers with external pylons designed to haul hypersonic weapons like the AGM-183 Air-launched Rapid Response Weapon (ARRW).

The ARRW, currently undergoing rapid development following an August 2018 contract award to Lockheed Martin, uses a rocket booster to deliver an unpowered glide vehicle into the Earth's atmosphere, per the War Zone, a warhead that then descends onto a target on an unpredictable flight path and at speeds of up to Mach 5.

中譯:

美國空軍最受歡迎的非核轟炸機,或許很快就會擁有一大批讓美國敵人聞風喪膽的極音速飛彈。

美國空軍全球打擊司令部司令雷伊上將,詳述該司令部要翻新部分空軍現有B-1B「槍騎兵」戰略轟炸機的計畫,將用機身派龍架來掛載AGM-183空射快速反應武器這類的極音速飛彈。

這款空射快速反應武器,由洛克希德‧馬丁集團於2018年8月得標後,刻正進行快速開發,這款飛彈運用火箭推進器,將無動力的滑翔飛行器送入地球大氣層,行經戰區,隨後將彈頭以無法預測的飛行路線及高達5馬赫的速度,朝目標快速下降。

─關鍵軍語─

※scare the bejesus out of (one):

To shock or frighten one very suddenly or severely.

※target:

Any object or area to be shot at, fired upon or bombed.

例句:

A top Iranian general has become a US target to strike.

伊朗一名高階將領已成為美國擊殺的目標。

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