GAO: Soonest Dark Eagle will be equipped for testing is summer of 2025

By Jason Sherman / June 17, 2024 at 4:09 PM
Next summer is the soonest the Army could test an initial Dark Eagle unit with a full complement of missiles, assuming the service -- and Lockheed Martin, maker of the new two-stage missile and bespoke launcher -- can successfully demonstrate an end-to-end flight of the Long Range Hypersonic Weapon. Congressional auditors have provided lawmakers that update on the U.S. military's premier long-range hypersonic strike weapon -- which for the last seven months has conducted remedial work to address problems with...

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