Army to re-purpose Navy booster and build road-mobile, deep-strike hypersonic weapon

By Ashley Tressel Jason Sherman / November 5, 2018 at 2:34 PM
The Army is launching a Long-Range Hypersonic Weapon program to develop a capability to punch through contested, anti-access environments -- a big-ticket acquisition project that will re-purpose a Navy hypersonic booster being developed by Lockheed Martin for use on a road-mobile system, giving ground forces a conventionally armed strategic system for the opening salvos of a major fight. On Oct. 4, the Army presented secret plans for this new deep-strike weapon to a select industry audience, setting in motion an...

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