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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Army Seeks 1,000-Mile Missiles Vs. Russia, China « Breaking Defense - Defense industry news, analysis and commentary

WASHINGTON: For the first time since the Soviet Union fell, the Army is developing weapons with a thousand-mile range. That’s roughly five times the range of anything the Army fields today and three times the range of previously announced programs. The payoff in a future war with Russia or China could be dramatic – but the technological, financial and even legal problems are daunting.

The ambition? Develop not one but two types of ultra-long-range missiles to help blow holes in advanced air defenses:


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This is all very odd. The distances from the US to China and Russia are unchanged.

Anyway it's all pointless; by the times the weapons are deployed China will already have deployed its version of the same thing.

Posted by: dearieme | Sep 11, 2018 2:09:52 PM

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