U.S. Army Aims to Spend More Than $1 Billion on New Precision-Strike Missile

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The U.S. Army plans to invest more than $1 Billion for devel­op­ing and test next-gen­er­a­tion, long-range pre­ci­sion-strike mis­sile designed for the U.S. Army’s PrSM pro­gram.

According to the Inside Defense, the Army is pro­ject­ing it will buy 1,018 Precision Strike Missiles for $1 bil­lion across the fiscal year 2021 future years defense pro­gram.

This new sur­face-to-sur­face weapon system will deliv­er enhanced capa­bil­i­ties to attack, neu­tral­ize, sup­press and destroy tar­gets using mis­sile-deliv­ered indi­rect fires out to 499+ kilo­me­ters. PrSM pro­vides the Joint Force Commander with increased range, lethal­i­ty, sur­viv­abil­i­ty and mis­sile load out. These enhanced capa­bil­i­ties are crit­i­cal to the suc­cess­ful exe­cu­tion of Fires in sup­port of Multi-Domain Operations.

The next-gen­er­a­tion pre­ci­sion-strike sur­face-to-sur­face weapon system will deliv­er enhanced capa­bil­i­ties for attack­ing, neu­tral­iz­ing, sup­press­ing and destroy­ing tar­gets at depth on the bat­tle­field and give field artillery units a new long-range capa­bil­i­ty while sup­port­ing brigade, divi­sion, corps, Army, the­ater, Joint and Coalition forces.

The PrSM pro­gram will become the new alter­na­tives of the Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS). “Prism” will replace the exist­ing aged inven­to­ry of non-Insensitive Munitions and Cluster Munition policy com­pli­ant ATACMS.

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Source: Defence Blog

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