MGM-31B Pershing II medium-range ballistic missile
US Department of Defense curbs another rocket program weapons. This time, the program for creating a promising mobile missile system with a medium-range ballistic missile Mobile Intermediate Range Missile (MIRM) fell under reduction. It is reported by the American web resource "Breaking Defense".
According to the published information, the program is being phased out due to the banal lack of funds for further development. On February 10 of this year, the Pentagon sent a draft US defense budget for fiscal year 2021 to legislative institutions, informing that the US Department of Defense will stop the program for creating a promising mobile missile system with a medium-range ballistic missile.
Note that this program was secret and the development of a new rocket within its framework began to receive funding recently. For the first time, the program was openly funded in fiscal 2020 (started on October 1, 2019), allocating $ 20 million from the US defense budget. It was further planned that in 2021, $ 90 million would be allocated for the creation of the rocket, and a total of $ 2020 million in the five-year period 2024-900.
In the new draft defense budget for fiscal year 2021, the MIRM program is listed as discontinued and no funds are allocated to it.
For our part, we add that there is no reliable information on the program for creating a medium-range ballistic missile Mobile Intermediate Range Missile (MIRM), in open sources there is no information. The only thing that is known, and even nowhere is it confirmed, the missile of the complex was supposed to have a range of "more than 1000 km" or "from 1000 to 3000 km."