A video published on YouTube by the US Army, demonstrating possible scenarios for the use of the Precision Strike Missile (PrSM), shows a “hit” against the Russian Project 1164 cruiser “Atlant” (NATO code for “Slava”) and the S-400 “Triumf” anti-aircraft missile system.
Thus, the U.S. Army demonstrated the capabilities of an unmanned modification of the M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS). The corresponding tests took place on June 16 at Fort Bragg military base in North Carolina.
According to Defense News, the mounted video shows C-130 Hercules military transport aircraft landing on an airstrip on an island in the Pacific Ocean, delivering Autonomous Multidomain Launcher (AML) launchers. Two such systems are deployed at strategic points on the island. One launches anti-ship PrSMs and the other launches extended-range PrSMs designed to destroy enemy air defenses.
In May, the same publication, citing Lockheed Martin, reported that the PrSM missile flew more than 400 kilometers during tests, breaking its own range record.
Breaking Defense reported in April that the US Army is studying the possibility of increasing the range of the PrSM to 1600 kilometers.
The PrSM is due to enter service with the US Army in 2023.
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