UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — Lockheed Martin’s ground-to-ground missile Precision Strike Missile (PrSM), developed by Lockheed Martin for the US Army, is likely to overcome the Russian air defense system, Breaking Defense writes with reference to General John Rafferty.
According to the military, the missile at the European theater of operations will be aimed at overcoming Russian air defense (the Russian Federation is armed with anti-aircraft missile systems S-400), and in the Pacific, the target will be Chinese warships.
Trials of the prototype PrSM passed on December 10th. It is noteworthy that the range of the rocket should be more than 500 km, which was previously prohibited by the Treaty on the Elimination of Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range Missiles (INF Treaty). However, in August, the agreement lost force in connection with the US withdrawal from it.
Rafferty noted that in the future the rocket will have to strengthen the US Air Force and Navy.
PrSM is being developed to replace the ATACMS tactical missile system. It will become smaller than its predecessor, which will allow placing more charges in launchers.
The missile should go into service in 2023, and will receive the first update (the ability to track and destroy moving targets depending on their radio emission) in two years.
On December 12, the United States conducted the first tests of a prohibited ballistic missile.
In November, the US military revealed a plan of attack on Russian air defense systems, presenting a phased plan for breaking through Russian defense.
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