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US Army looks at precision strike through a new prism

1st May 2020 - 17:00 GMT | by Scott Gourley in California

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The US Army and Lockheed Martin successfully conducted the third flight test in their next-generation long-range missile programme at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico on 30 April.

The Precision Strike Missile (PrSM, pronounced 'Prism') is being developed to replace the Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS) and serve as the service’s future long-range surface-to-surface solution for defeating threat air defence, missile launchers, C2 centres, assembly/staging areas and high-payoff targets, at all depths of the multi-domain battlefield.

Designed to exceed a range of more than 500km, the PrSM design includes two missiles per Multiple Launch Rocket System launch pod, thereby doubling the …

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