STRATCOM preparing to take responsibility for planned triad of new conventionally armed hypersonic weapons

By Jason Sherman / April 20, 2021 at 12:36 PM
The head of U.S. Strategic Command today revealed that his organization will take the reins of the new triad of non-nuclear, long-range offensive hypersonic weapons programs slated for fielding this decade. This is the first public accounting for how the Army's Long-Range Hypersonic Weapon, the Navy's Conventional Prompt Strike and the Air Force Air-launched Rapid Response Weapon will fit in the U.S. military's overall command-and-control structure. Adm. Charles Richard said the planned fielding of these hypersonic glide vehicles will allow...

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