In a few months, the US Army plans to adopt hypersonic weapons. The draft budget for fiscal year 2024 involves the purchase of the first missiles.
What is known
The US Army has requested $944 million from Congress to continue development of the Long-Range Hypersonic Weapon (LRHW). Also in fiscal year 2024, the ground forces want to acquire hypersonic missiles. This will require another $157 million.
The LRHW consists of a rocket booster that carries a C-HGB hypersonic gliding warhead. Upon reaching the required speed and altitude, the carrier releases C-HGB. The glide block glides at hypersonic speed towards its target. The launch range will be more than 2700 km.
The US Army is developing hypersonic weapons in conjunction with the Navy. Until the end of 2023, the service plans to conduct two more tests, but the timing is not specified for security reasons.
Source: Defense News