An artist’s impression shows the launching of a Precision Strike Missile. (Credit: Lockheed Martin)
FOX News/Warrior Maven: Army fires off test shot for new precision-strike missileThe U.S. Army has fired test shot number three for its fast-emerging Precision-Strike Missile, a new surface-to-surface weapon intended to destroy targets with precision accuracy from ranges as far as 500 km. (311 miles).
The shot, which took place earlier this year at Yuma Proving Grounds, Ariz., moved the development of the weapon into a new phase as a next generation method of pinpointing targets from safer stand-off ranges. The new PrSM is, among other things, intended to replace and improve upon the existing Army Tactical Missile System land-fired missile.
The test shot, senior Army leaders described, laid the foundation for the Army’s ultimate goal for the new system.
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WNU Editor: Hitting a target 500km is impressive. This is a continuation on the development and expectation that short to medium term missiles will be playing a critical role in any future war.