Inside the Army - May 14, 2018

DOD wants Army equipped with new hypersonic, tactical weapon

May 11, 2018 |
Jason Sherman
The Defense Department wants Army ground forces outfitted with a tactical, hypersonic boost-glide vehicle to penetrate enemy air defenses and destroy time-sensitive targets, a notional weapon that would leverage investments in an air-launched, ultra-fast missile capability for the Air Force. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, as part of the U.S. military's campaign to develop and field a new class of ultra-fast weapons, is working with the Army on a new joint program called Operational Fires -- or OpFires --...

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