US Army to Develop Three New Missile Systems

On March 18, the U.S. Army released its FY2020 budget proposal which laid out plans for the development of three new missile programs. These include the land-based “Long Range Hypersonic Weapon” (LRHW), a “Mobile Medium Range Missile” (MMRM), and a “Future Interceptor” designed to counter lower tier air and missile threats. Over the next five years, the Army has budgeted $1.2 billion to develop the LRHW, $900 million for the MMRM, and $232.9 million for the Future Interceptor.