DOD plans final flight test, intends to shelve prototype ground-launch hypersonic weapon

By Jason Sherman / March 21, 2023 at 5:23 PM
The Pentagon is planning the final flight test of a prototype ground-launched, medium-range hypersonic weapon this spring before shelving the design, a culminating event for the OpFires program launched in 2018 that promised a new strike capability to hit targets at varying ranges -- but could not find long-term sponsors in the Army or Marine Corps. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency sponsored the program that aims to develop a novel ground-launched system that can be hauled by truck on...

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