In a recent briefing at the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) annual conference in Washington, DC, officials of the US Army have reiterated their determination to deploy cutting-edge, long-range hypersonic weapons by the end of this year.

Optimism in the Face of Delays

Despite grappling with delays, unexpected challenges, and testing failures, the Army remains confident in the timeline for their Long-Range Hypersonic Weapon (LRHW) project, also known as Dark Eagle.

James Mills, the deputy director of the Army Hypersonics Project Office in the Rapid Capabilities and Critical Technologies Office (RCCTO), expressed unwavering confidence during the conference.

“We are confident in the calendar year,” Mills remarked at the event early this week, cited by Janes.