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US Army to receive Precision Strike Missile (PrSM) version 2.0 hypersonic missile

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US Army to receive Precision Strike Missile (PrSM) version 2.0 hypersonic missile

The US Army will receive a Precision Strike Missile (PrSM) version 2.0 hypersonic missile. According to the Defense Blog, the US Army is preparing to conclude a contract with Lockheed Martin for the supply of a missile test kit.


As part of the planned agreement, Lockheed Martin must deliver 30 test kits of the new missile within 30 months. In the new version of the rocket, the developers must eliminate the shortcomings of the first version, identified by the results of the tests. Details of the identified shortcomings are not provided.

The Precision Strike Missile (PrSM) program, which was launched in 2017, involves the creation of a high-precision operational-tactical missile of a new generation with a speed of more than Mach 5 and an initially declared official range of 60 to 500 km, but it is possible that the missile's range will be much greater.

The new hypersonic missile is being developed as a replacement for the obsolete ammunition of the ATACMS operational tactical systems, in addition, the military is also considering the possibility of using the new ammunition on the M270A1 MLRS and M142 HIMARS multiple launch rocket systems.

As American General John Rafferty said earlier, the missile developed by Lockheed Martin was primarily designed to overcome Russian air defenses in the European theater of operations. In the Asia-Pacific region, the missile will be used to destroy Chinese warships after receiving a new homing head.
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  1. Thrifty
    Thrifty 13 February 2021 16: 43
    0
    So we will not sit and feel on our laurels! And there is an anti-missile for this US missile!
    1. Orange bigg
      Orange bigg 13 February 2021 16: 58
      +4
      The Precision Strike Missile (PrSM) program, which was launched in 2017, involves the creation of a high-precision operational-tactical missile of a new generation with a speed of more than Mach 5 and an initially declared official range of 60 to 500 km, but it is possible that the missile's range will be significantly greater ...

      The Americans are trying to replicate our Iskander-M with the 9M723. The Iskander-M is an option for the Russian armed forces with two 9M723 quasi-ballistic missiles on a launcher, the firing range, according to various sources, is up to 500 km. The mutual approach speed of the Iskander missile and the anti-missile more than 3000 meters per second (for example, 1000 m / s THAAD + 2000 m / s Iskander), and the minimal deviation of Iskander from the current trajectory reduces the probability of kinetic interception by a direct hit many times.
      1. aars
        aars 13 February 2021 17: 00
        +5
        They have much less "Iskander" if the photo matches ...
        1. Orange bigg
          Orange bigg 13 February 2021 17: 11
          +5
          They have, depending on the modification of the shells, this launcher is used as a MLRS or OTRK with 2 tactical missiles.
          ... The test on April 30 was a short-range launch - a prototype rocket was launched from the M142 launcher of the HIMARS missile system and flew about 85 km to the target area, successfully hitting the target with a real warhead installed on the rocket. “Today's PrSM test, a highly stressful short-range shot, represents the third successful flight test to prove the effectiveness, survivability and reliability of a basic tactical missile,” said a Lockheed Martin spokesman.

          Recall that earlier Lockheed Martin performed the first two tests of its PrSM missile version at the White Sands test site - on December 10, 2019 (the rocket flew 240 km) and on March 10, 2020 (at a range of about 180 km). Both of the first launches were also made from the M142 launcher and were considered completely successful. After that, Lockheed Martin was awarded a contract by the US Army in March 2020 for the further full-scale development of the PrSM missile as the sole general contractor for the program.

          https://bmpd.livejournal.com/4012949.html
          1. aars
            aars 13 February 2021 17: 20
            0
            Thank you!
            I honestly thought about our lag ...
            1. krot
              krot 13 February 2021 21: 02
              +2
              US Army to receive Precision Strike Missile (PrSM) version 2.0 hypersonic missile

              Sorry, I missed something .. Has the striped hypersonic missile in version 1.0 been flying for a long time? laughing
              1. dauria
                dauria 14 February 2021 01: 02
                +8
                Sorry, I missed something.


                Yes. We missed everything when the journalists powdered our brains with the word "hypersound". Such missiles have been flying at hypersonic speed since the Second World War. The first was the FAU-2.
                1. Sidor Amenpodestovich
                  Sidor Amenpodestovich 14 February 2021 10: 40
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                  Quote: dauria
                  Yes. We missed everything when the journalists powdered our brains with the word "hypersound". Such missiles have been flying at hypersonic speed since the Second World War. The first was the FAU-2.

                  When people talk about hypersound, they probably mean horizontal flight with hypersonic speed in the atmosphere, and not a sheer fall from space.
            2. Runway
              Runway 14 February 2021 03: 24
              +1
              The question of versatility and efficiency of application. Yankee and Co - about 2000 launchers against 140 SPU Iskander. The warhead of the same mgm-140 is 2,5 times smaller than the warhead of Iskander.
              The Yankees equalize the power of the Shuriks with the density of fire and the combat resistance of the PU (number).
              We fend off their numbers with our large-caliber missile defense fleet.
              There will be some parity in terms of opportunities.
              1. KCA
                KCA 14 February 2021 09: 48
                0
                The tasks are different, Iskander is designed to destroy bunkers, headquarters and other important objects, and not equipment and manpower on the front line, also do not forget that Tochka-U is in service
                1. Runway
                  Runway 14 February 2021 10: 23
                  +1
                  The Yankees saw their crews for the same purpose. A unitary warhead of 200 kg is clearly not according to the MSB kp ... Points, yes - a pair of brigade kits (24 SPU). They don't make the weather, because the fire capabilities of the new MLRS overlap the Points.
              2. Nikon OConor
                Nikon OConor 14 February 2021 20: 39
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                And yet, importantly, in the event of a conflict, transferring 2000 launchers to the theater of operations will be a rather non-trivial task.
                1. Runway
                  Runway 14 February 2021 23: 21
                  -1
                  The Yankees have more than steamers. 50 Galaxy boards - here's 150 launchers.
                  1. Nikon OConor
                    Nikon OConor 15 February 2021 18: 51
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                    well, "steamers" have the ability to sink from torpedoes / missiles, planes to fall.
                    I mean that logistics in a military conflict is the first goal.
                    1. Runway
                      Runway 15 February 2021 23: 18
                      -1
                      Undoubtedly. In the process of conflict. And in a special period, no.
        2. OgnennyiKotik
          OgnennyiKotik 13 February 2021 17: 24
          +3
          PRsM and Iskander of different OTRK class. Iskander is 2 times larger, much more powerful and long-range.
          The main plus of PRsM is a multi-mode seeker capable of working on land, sea and mobile targets. They fit 2 in HIMARS or 4 in MLRS. Here are the parameters of the first version, its tests ended in mid-2020.



          Iskander's counterparts will be the redesigned SM-6 and Tomahawk. Naturally multifunctional, sea and land, possibly maintaining anti-aircraft designation.

          The LRHW is being developed over long distances, it is a full-fledged medium-range missile, up to 5000 km. Grandson of Pershing.


          1. Orange bigg
            Orange bigg 13 February 2021 17: 31
            +5
            ... The LRHW is being developed over long distances, it is a full-fledged medium-range missile, up to 5000 km. Grandson of Pershing.

            Isn't it time for us to resume work on an ICBM Rubezh?
            1. OgnennyiKotik
              OgnennyiKotik 13 February 2021 17: 38
              -1
              A version of a ballistic missile is being developed for Iskander for 2500-3000 km. More than enough. In these missiles, the main thing is the GOS, everything else is clear and proven solutions. And yes, they are all hypersonic. Just like 50 years ago.
              In general, all this hypersonic race is purely marketing in nature, to knock out budgets.
              Subsonic missiles, as they were the main means of destruction, will remain.
              1. Orange bigg
                Orange bigg 13 February 2021 17: 43
                +4
                All the same, there is a groundwork along the Line, after all, it has already been tested, and this is essentially a universal MRBM / ICBM missile, and the range is much greater. A controversial decision if it really is now
                A version of a ballistic missile for Iskander is being developed for 2500-3000 km.
                .In my opinion, the task was to develop a ground-based missile and hypersonic land-based missile almost based on Zircon.
          2. ironic
            ironic 14 February 2021 14: 34
            0
            It is pointless to work with a BR on sea targets when there is enough anti-ship missiles for quite long distances. This can only be done out of desperation.
            1. OgnennyiKotik
              OgnennyiKotik 14 February 2021 14: 54
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              This is done for the ILC. They are the ones who need this versatility. Probably PrSM will have several flight options, as the quasi-balistic one fashionably says.
              1. ironic
                ironic 14 February 2021 16: 19
                0
                Why is the ILC such a strange anti-ship missile?
                1. OgnennyiKotik
                  OgnennyiKotik 14 February 2021 16: 38
                  0
                  They have no anti-ship missiles at all. They are preparing for a war with China, more precisely in the APR. Where there are many islands and sea coasts. Therefore, they write off tanks and increase the number of missile weapons and UAVs.

                  The task is to land on the island, seize a bridgehead and organize a defense against sea and ground forces. In isolation from the main forces and the Navy. Have the ability to hit the boats and corvettes of China. Naturally, the same is with the current bases.
                  For this, new types of missile weapons and UAVs are being created and adopted.
                  Recently tested NSM from shore. PrSM "long arm" for engaging distant targets.
                  Read more about NSM here. There are also good articles on the reform of the ILC.
                  https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/39164/marine-corps-reveals-it-has-tested-a-new-anti-ship-missile-launcher-truck
                  1. ironic
                    ironic 14 February 2021 17: 31
                    0
                    They have as anti-ship missiles and Harpoon and AGM-158C, which are launched from Mk41, including Axes with the block 4 upgrade and block 5 + NSM, which already include this upgrade, at a medium distance. They don't need PrSM as a RCC. If they start to sharpen it and sharpen it, then this can immediately be taken to the section for additional sawing the dough.
                    1. OgnennyiKotik
                      OgnennyiKotik 14 February 2021 17: 58
                      +1
                      The ILC does not have these missiles. The Navy has, but that's different.
                      The ILC is an extremely specific type of troops, with its own tasks.
                      The ILC has 3 platforms for such weapons LAV / MRAP / HIMARS. There will be no others, only a replacement for newer ones.
                      The tomahawk won't fit into one of them, you need to make a separate car with the MK-41. That immediately not.
                      AGM-158 may fit in HIMARS, in any case, other missiles are being created for this launcher, in addition to PrSM.
                      The harpoon is old, NSM is more advanced. From the article they want to adapt it to Oshkosh, with 4 launchers.
                      Photo of the ground version of NSM and an error with HERO for visualization. And PU for a tomahawk.


                      1. ironic
                        ironic 14 February 2021 18: 02
                        0
                        And this is more than enough, and if you need further, it is better to return the Axes to the movable platform. Which is quite realizable.
        3. OgnennyiKotik
          OgnennyiKotik 13 February 2021 17: 31
          +1
          Iskander is a very loose concept. In fact, it is a versatile launcher with a variety of ballistic and cruise missiles.
          1. voyaka uh
            voyaka uh 13 February 2021 18: 32
            +3
            From this all the confusion. They named Iskander both BR and KR, so that their own got confused,
            and the enemies got confused.
            In fact, only BR Iskander is interesting.
            We must talk about him.
      2. Nikolaevich I
        Nikolaevich I 13 February 2021 17: 19
        +3
        Quote: OrangeBigg
        The Americans are trying to repeat our Iskander-M with 9M723

        Hardly ! They are going to replace the tactical missiles that are being "shot" from MLRS MLRS! And such missiles will be smaller than the Iskander! Maybe in Russia it would be nice to consider the option: "zur 77N6-N / N1 in the" role of "ground tactical / operational-tactical missile"!
        1. OgnennyiKotik
          OgnennyiKotik 13 February 2021 18: 01
          -1
          Quote: Nikolaevich I
          They are going to replace the tactical missiles that are being "shot" from MLRS MLRS!

          Yes, they are doing exactly the replacement for the ATACMS tactical missile. This rocket was outdated 20 years ago.
          1. Intruder
            Intruder 13 February 2021 20: 30
            +4
            replacement of the tactical missile ATACMS. This rocket was outdated 20 years ago.
            well, it is not that old, but excellent and original versions of warheads, in their class (MGM-140C / MGM-164A ATACMS Block 2: Equipped with a cluster warhead with 13 homing warheads BAT ("BET"), developed by Northrop Grumman Corporation Firing range up to 140 km, as well as MGM-164B ATACMS Block 2A: It was supposed to equip a cluster warhead with 6 self-guided intelligent combat elements P³I I-BAT ("improved BET") with a new combined seeker that searches for targets in the millimeter range of lengths waves and two infrared ranges. The firing range is up to 220 km.), and she fought quite a lot in the Middle East (Operation Iraqi Freedom 2003-2011, more than 450 missiles were launched) ...
    2. Mountain shooter
      Mountain shooter 13 February 2021 17: 19
      -1
      Quote: Thrifty
      So we will not sit and feel on our laurels! And there is an anti-missile for this US missile

      Yes, it is already being done ... All our air defense is being made counting on promising enemy missiles, not even in service ...
      1. Ross xnumx
        Ross xnumx 13 February 2021 19: 13
        -2
        the missile, first of all, was created to overcome the Russian air defense system in the European theater of operations

        And what will this overcoming give? Get it from everywhere and in full ... fool
        What can you do to preserve hegemony ... And how will they negotiate with China? And with Iran? I feel the crotch will burst with zeal ...
  2. Hunter 2
    Hunter 2 13 February 2021 16: 44
    -1
    Is this the "super duper" rocket that Donja Trump sang about?
    Children of the dog do not hesitate to speak directly, the rocket is being created to overcome the Russian air defense at the European theater of the database (now the Europeans will be "happy" that they have a database planning am ).
  3. evgen1221
    evgen1221 13 February 2021 16: 49
    -1
    Wow, I missed something, and when did they already roll out version 1.0? IMHO they still have only pre-alpha going, and before the release they still have to go to the moon.
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  5. Gato
    Gato 13 February 2021 17: 09
    +2
    In the Asia-Pacific region, the missile will be used to destroy Chinese warships

    Will it be exactly? And if he doesn't have time?
    1. bar
      bar 13 February 2021 18: 12
      0
      Quote: Gato
      And if you don’t have time?

      Will have time, she is hypersonic laughing
  6. lasroc
    lasroc 13 February 2021 17: 11
    +3
    US Army to receive Precision Strike Missile (PrSM) version 2.0 hypersonic missile

    Yes, there is no doubt that they are already experiencing
  7. Ratmir_Ryazan
    Ratmir_Ryazan 13 February 2021 17: 23
    +3
    Well done Americans, they are not ashamed of anything.

    Here they hit the Russian air defense, here the Chinese ships will sink)).
    1. ironic
      ironic 14 February 2021 14: 37
      0
      May they not sink BR ships. They have something to do it with.
  8. av58
    av58 13 February 2021 17: 42
    0
    Putin said that sooner or later our opponents will also receive hypersonic weapons, but we will not sit and wait for them to do this, we will move on.
    1. ironic
      ironic 14 February 2021 14: 38
      0
      This is not a hypersonic weapon. Like Iskander. All BRs reach hypersound outside the atmosphere.
  9. Sergey985
    Sergey985 13 February 2021 17: 48
    +2
    In multiple launch rocket systems, hypersound will not be used (in the foreseeable future), because this is an expensive nonsense.
    1. ironic
      ironic 14 February 2021 14: 45
      0
      There are multiple launch rocket systems in the west, which are designed so that they can launch single ballistic missiles of short range.
  10. Mark kalendarov
    Mark kalendarov 13 February 2021 17: 49
    0
    And where is version 1.0 ??? !!!
    Learn, as being lagging behind in research, to make a good face in a bad game !!!
    1. ironic
      ironic 14 February 2021 14: 46
      0
      And they lagged behind earlier in surveys of BR flying at hypersonic speeds beyond the dense layers of the atmosphere?
  11. Emil mamedoff
    Emil mamedoff 13 February 2021 17: 53
    0
    In the first photo, most likely a package from guided 227mm M31 / M31A1 missiles with a maximum range of 70-85 km.
    Hypersonic missiles of the same complex will most likely be of 600+ mm caliber.
    1. ironic
      ironic 14 February 2021 14: 30
      0
      No, the 227mm package looks different.
  12. rocket757
    rocket757 13 February 2021 18: 01
    +2
    Why should we measure who has what? We have, powerful, effective, formidable ... and it will be even better.
  13. bar
    bar 13 February 2021 18: 10
    -2
    US Army prepares to sign a contract

    Well, that is, business is there just to start and finish. From the event "to blast a cutlet of bucks" to the event "the US Army will get" backwards as before China, and the end result is not at all guaranteed.
  14. Ros 56
    Ros 56 13 February 2021 18: 19
    0
    It is not known what Russian engineers will come up with in these 30 months, and maybe even earlier. fellow
  15. Coconut
    Coconut 13 February 2021 20: 01
    0
    lying is not harmful ... it is harmful not to lie .. wink
  16. Redfox3k
    Redfox3k 13 February 2021 20: 06
    +3
    And version 1.0 was probably ATACMS.
  17. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 13 February 2021 20: 22
    +1
    BR .......? Where is the howl of the liberals and the sucking hypersound?
  18. faterdom
    faterdom 13 February 2021 23: 47
    +2
    The US Army will not receive a hypersonic missile.
    Unless, of course, he does not climb into Russia with his ingenious plans for a "limited non-nuclear war", for example, attempts to occupy the Kaliningrad region or Crimea.
    If it climbs, then it will receive, and not only the US army, but the US industry and infrastructure, and bunkers with all sorts of cans and pilots.
  19. ironic
    ironic 14 February 2021 14: 27
    0
    Why does the US need a BR to shoot at ships? The author attributes the zero origin to the wrong country.