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Gen. James McConville: Army Exploring Basing Options for Long-Range Precision Fires in Indo-Pacific

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Gen. James McConville
Gen. James McConville Chief of Staff US Army

Army Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville said the service considers long-range precision fires as its top priority for modernization and is examining options for basing such weapon systems in the Indo-Pacific region in support of its deterrence strategy, National Defense reported Friday.

“We're standing up a new organization, it’s called multi-domain task forces that provide the ability to do long-range precision effects," McConville said Friday at an online event hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

“As far as the exact positioning, we do have some capability in the extremely long-range precision fires to give us certain effects, but that capability as far as exact positioning is still being determined,” McConville added. 

He also offered updates on the service’s hypersonic weapon development and other modernization priorities.

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