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Army Advances Mid-Range Missile Capability

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Missile Launch
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The U.S. Army is working on a prototype of a mid-range missile that can home in on moving ground and maritime targets, Defense News reported Wednesday.

Robyn Mack, a command spokeswoman, told the publication the service’s decision to advance the mid-range missile is meant to meet a near-term need aimed at complement other critical platforms in its portfolio of long-range precision fires (LRPF) to support multidomain operations.

The Army’s LRPF portfolio includes hypersonic weapons and the Precision Strike Missile. The service’s move to advance the mid-range capability stemmed from a strategic fires study completed by Army Futures Command’s Research and Analysis Center earlier this year.

Mack said the study sought to “examine future strategic fires capabilities and provide emerging insights to inform procurement options and future materiel capability requirements.”