Navy may arm new destroyer with conventional missile able to hit anywhere on Earth in an hour

By Fox News ARLINGTON, Va. – The Navy’s newest destroyer may fire a not-yet-to-be fielded Conventional Prompt Strike conventionally-armed missile engineered to hit anywhere on earth within an hour, service program managers said. The weapon, now being considered by Navy weapons developers for the emerging USS Zumwalt, will bring new attack options to the stealthy destroyer being prepared for combat as soon as 2021, Capt. Kevin Smith, Zumwalt-class destroyer Program Manager said Jan. 15 at the Surface Naval Association Annual Symposium. “This would be the perfect platform for Conventional Prompt Strike,” Smith said. The Conventional Prompt Strike weapons program, which emerged [in] the… …read more

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