RCCTO leader explains hypersonic acquisition strategy

By Ethan Sterenfeld / February 25, 2022 at 3:58 PM
If the Army fields the Long-Range Hypersonic Weapon on schedule next October, it will meet a target set by then-service Secretary Ryan McCarthy in 2019: develop and build the country's first hypersonic missile in a little more than four years. This was an ambitious goal for an Army that has struggled in recent decades to field new weapon systems on any timeline at all, especially for technology that nobody could produce outside a scientific laboratory. But so far, the program...

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