Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2023
Total Production: ?
Also Known As: Long-Range Hypersonic Weapon
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: Dynetics, Integration Innovation, Inc., Lockheed Martin*, Martinez & Turek, Penta Research and Verity Integrated Systems   (*) lead contractor
Parent System: LRHW
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2023
Total Production: ?
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Description: The Long-Range Hypersonic Weapon (LRHW) is a US Army program aimed at delivering a Mach 5 ground-launched attack missile. The new missile can be launched from a modified version of the M870 8x8 semi-trailer missile launcher utilized by the Patriot missile system. Each carrier vehicle can fire up to two missiles with a maximum range in excess of 500 kilometers. The LRHW is a ballistic missile that will boost the Common Hypersonic Glide Body (C-HGB) warhead to Mach 5 speeds. The first prototype of the LRHW weapon system is expected to be delivered to the US Army by 2023. A single LRHW battery will consists of a mobile operations center and four launcher vehicles with eight missiles in total. The existence of the new weapon system was revealed in August 2019 and is currently being developed by the Sandia National Laboratory of the US Department of Energy (DoE) and the US Missile Defense Agency (MDA).

LRHW Specifications

Number of Stages: 1
Diameter: 887 millimeter (34.9 inch)
Length: 10 meter (394 inch)
Cruise Speed: 5 mach (5,978 kph)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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There are 2 news between
30 Aug 2019 and 1 Oct 2019
Tuesday, October 1, 2019US Army Awards Contract to General Atomics to Support Hypersonic Weapons Prorgrams
Friday, August 30, 2019US Army Selects Lockheed Martin as Prime Contractor for Long Range Hypersonic Weapon Program

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