The US military has stationed LRHW hypersonic missile complexes in Florida to take part in training exercises.
At the Lewis – McChord Joint Base in Washington, the US military has sent LRHW hypersonic missiles to Cape Canaveral in Florida to take part in training. The US hypersonic systems are thought to have travelled close to 5,000 kilometres to take part in this drill.
“Real-time combat training using real-time data was conducted by our soldiers. The insights learned from this exercise will help soldiers be more prepared for battle “General Brigadier Bernard remarked. Speaking is Harrington, the 1st Combined Forces Commander of the United States Army.
Defense contractor Lockheed Martin has been working on the LRHW hypersonic missile system since 2018.
A massive booster rocket with a hypersonic glide vehicle makes up this medium-range surface-to-surface hypersonic weapon (C-HGB). The C-HGB is launched when the booster achieves the proper altitude and speed, gliding towards the target at supersonic speed.
Some reports claim that the C-HGB is capable of flying at up to Mach 17, or 17 times the speed of sound. With this incredible speed, LRHW can get through the majority of an opponent’s air defences.
A typical US LRHW complex will consist of 4 M983 military trucks and trailers, each of which houses a command vehicle and two missiles in the launcher. Each of these missiles can cost up to 41 million US dollars.