By Fantine Gardinier
September 16, 2023
After delaying its latest test of the Long-Range Hypersonic Weapon (LRHW), the US Army has admitted that its plan to deploy the ground-launched missile by the end of September is off schedule. The Pentagon has struggled to catch up with rivals like Russia and China in developing the advanced weapons.
Earlier this month, the Army canceled its planned test of the weapon ahead of its planned entry into active service in late September, based on unstated problems encountered during “pre-flight checks.”