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US Army to receive Mid-Range Capability weapon system this year

15th August 2022 - 09:56 GMT | by Flavia Camargos Pereira in Kansas City


The US Army has selected variants of the navy’s SM-6 to be part of the initial MRC prototype. (Photo: US Navy)

Lockheed Martin is progressing with the Mid-Range Capability effort and plans to hand over a prototype at the end of the year.

In order to defeat near-peer competitors and provide support in multi-domain operations, the US Army is progressing with its Mid-Range Capability (MRC) programme and should receive the first prototype this year.

Supplied by Lockheed Martin, the US Army intends the weapon system to strike objectives between the Precision Strike Missile and Long-Range Hypersonic Weapon, in addition to providing defensive and offensive capacities with a range from 300 miles to 1,725 miles (480-2,775km).

Speaking to Shephard, Joe DePietro, VP of naval combat and missile defence systems at Lockheed Martin, explained that MRC will fill a ‘critical gap on the path

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Flavia Camargos Pereira


Flavia Camargos Pereira

Flavia Camargos Pereira is a land reporter at Shephard Media. She joined the company in …

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