Saturday, June 17, 2017

The U.S. Army Wants A New Long Range Tactical Missile

Raytheon photo.

Popular Mechanics: The Army Is Getting a New Long-Range Tactical Missile

DeepStrike is designed to hit targets far behind enemy lines.

The U.S. Army has awarded Raytheon a contract to continue developing a new long range tactical missile system. Known as DeepStrike, the missile will replace the Army Tactical Missile System, or ATACMS. The missile will be able to strike targets up to 309 miles away with precision, including moving targets both on land at sea.

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Update #1: DeepStrike: America’s Answer to Russia's Iskander Ballistic Missile (National Interest)
Update #2: Army Seeks Weapons-Counter Russia in Europe (Scout Warrior)

WNU Editor: This weapon system will be valuable in the Pacific ....

.... That would make the Army capable of fulfilling PACOM head Admiral Harry Harris' dream of getting the Army back into the business of sinking ships. The idea is that in any future air-land-sea conflict, particularly in the Pacific, Army forces could land on an island or coastline, bring DeepStrike with them, and immediately project a 309 mile "no-go" zone against enemy targets on both land and sea.

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