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    Hypersonic Delivery [Image 2 of 4]

    Hypersonic Delivery

    UNITED STATES

    03.10.2021

    Photo by Elliot Valdez 

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    In March 2021, the U.S. Army began delivering the first prototype hypersonic equipment to Soldiers with the arrival of two training canisters. Hypersonic weapons, capable of flying at speeds greater than five times the speed of sound (Mach 5+), are a new capability that provide a unique combination of speed, maneuverability and altitude to defeat time-critical, heavily-defended and high value targets. Hypersonics is part of the Army’s number one modernization priority of Long Range Precision Fires, and is one of the highest priority modernization areas the Department of Defense is pursuing to ensure continued battlefield dominance. Later in 2021, the Army will deliver all additional ground equipment for the Long Range Hypersonic Weapon (LRHW) prototype battery. LRHW battery fielding will complete in Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 with the delivery of live missile rounds. (Courtesy Photo)

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    Date Taken: 03.10.2021
    Date Posted: 03.17.2021 13:17
    Photo ID: 6560167
    VIRIN: 210310-D-DN266-352
    Resolution: 5329x3700
    Size: 3.55 MB
    Location: US

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