Navy seeks $1B for CPS, sets FY-28 target for arming Virginia-class with hypersonics

By Jason Sherman / February 14, 2020 at 12:58 PM
The Navy is seeking $1 billion in fiscal year 2021 for the Conventional Prompt Strike program, providing the most detail to date about its plans to arm two submarine classes with a sea-launched, conventionally armed ultra-fast, maneuvering weapon for long-range strike options. In December 2018, then-Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson set a 2025 target for fielding a sea-based, offensive hypersonic strike conventional weapon. Senior service leaders had previously said the objective was to put the new hypersonic boost-glide...

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