Army begins training warfighters and acquiring equipment necessary to start fielding hypersonic weapons

Feb. 24, 2021
The unit begins to receive the platform in September, when all the equipment will be delivered, while training should be completed.

WASHINGTON – By the end of the summer, a unit in the U.S. Army could be equipped with a hypersonic weapon. 19FortyFive reports. Continue reading original article

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24 Feb. 2021 -- While the Pentagon hasn’t announced which unit that will be, the Army reportedly has sent the unit equipment necessary to prepare for rigorous training to operate the weapon.

Considerable infrastructure and equipment has been developed, and it is for more than just the actual mission. The Army has worked with the defense industry to build the hypersonic weapon glide body industrial base, and is developing the launchers, trucks, trailers, and even the battle operation center to put together a ground-launched hypersonic weapon battery.

Defense contracting giant Lockheed Martin Corp. is the weapon system integrator for the Army’s hypersonic capability, while Dynetics is building the hypersonic glide body.

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John Keller, chief editor
Military & Aerospace Electronics

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