JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. – Today the U.S. Army equipped the I Corps’ 5th Battalion, 3rd Field Artillery Regiment, 17th Field Artillery Brigade with the nation’s first prototype hypersonic ground equipment.
Known as the Long Range Hypersonic Weapon, this land-based, ground-launched system will provide a critical weapon and powerful deterrent to adversaries.
Extremely accurate, exceptionally fast, maneuverable and survivable, hypersonics introduce a lethal combination that enables the long-range, rapid defeat of time-critical and high-value targets. Part of the Army’s no. 1 modernization priority, long-range precision fires, hypersonics are also one of the highest-priority modernization areas the Department of Defense is pursuing in its push for integrated deterrence.