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The existence of a two-year-old project to develop a new air-to-air missile capable of intercepting targets at great distances has emerged in US budget documents.
The Office of the Secretary Defense (OSD) launched a two-year engineering assessment of a new long-range engagement weapon (LREW) designed with the goal of “maintaining air dominance”, according to budget documents released last March.
Analyses of the design, engineering and kill chain requirements were expected to be complete in the last fiscal year, although details are classified. “When successful, LREW will transition to multiple services,” the documents show.
originally posted by: JIMC5499
a reply to: Zaphod58
This just might make missile trucks viable. Designate the target with a F-22 or F-35 in fairly close and the truck shoots from long range.
originally posted by: mightmight
Just put ERAMs or THAAD interceptors on the truck and you are done... no need for this classified project.
originally posted by: Sammamishman
Except you can carry almost 6 AMRAAM class weapons (152kg for the -120) for every one THAAD missile (900kg) and at a fraction of the cost.