The U.S. Army's experimental long-range missile just completed its latest test to show it's just as effective at attacking enemy targets much closer than its maximum range of 310 miles.
The service's new PrSM quickly closed the 52 miles and struck its target during an April 30 test at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico.
The test was‘ the shortest and most challenging yet, ’said Brig. Gen. John Rafferty, director of the Army's Long Range Precision Fires Cross-Functional Team.
At shorter ranges, the PrSM must expend more energy to adjust its angle of attack in a short period of time. It has to start tipping as soon as it comes out of the launcher.
Precision Strike Missile.
A device or vehicle used to launch a missile or rocket.
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