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Long Range Precision Fires Cross Functional Team

Hypersonics: Lockheed Says Supply Chain Is ‘The Test’

Posted by Colin Clark on


The hard part is no longer the technology to fly at more than Mach 5: It’s putting together all the parts to build hypersonic missiles in bulk.

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What Weapons Will The US Build After The INF Treaty?

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


We explore the possibilities, from cutting-edge hypersonics and 1,000-mile cannon to repackaged Tomahawk cruise missiles and updated Pershing ballstic missiles.

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Army Building 1,000-Mile Supergun

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


While the Strategic Long-Range Cannon will hit targets at ranges comparable to bleeding-edge hypersonics missiles, Army officials emphasized the cannon is built on proven principles, just bigger.

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Aiming The Army’s Thousand-Mile Missiles

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


WASHINGTON: The Army wants new long-range missiles that can shoot a thousand miles. But first it has to figure out how to use them. That requires training a new cadre of Army targeteers to work more closely with the other services than ever before. Why? Because even if the Army can build the new superweapons,… Keep reading →

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Army Seeks 1,000-Mile Missiles Vs. Russia, China

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


One Army weapon would be a hypersonic missile, tearing through missile defenses at Mach 5-plus to kill critical hardened targets such as command bunkers. The other would use a gun barrel to launch cheaper, slower missiles at larger numbers of softer targets like radars and missile launchers.

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Army’s ‘Big Six’ Ride Into The Valley Of Death

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


The Army’s modernization initiatives aren’t plunging into the valley of death this week or even, in most cases, this year. It will take time to build prototypes, to test them and to figure out how the force will make the most of new technology. But over the next few years, enough of these projects have to make it across that daunting gap to actually change the Army.

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Army Will Field 100 Km Cannon, 500 Km Missiles: LRPF CFT

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


The Army is modernizing three artillery systems: 155 cannon, the cheapest option, for the close fight against the enemy’s frontline forces; guided rockets for the deep fight against enemy reinforcements and supply lines; and missiles, the most expensive munitions, for very deep or even strategic strikes against targets in the enemy rear and homeland.

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