U.S. Army wants a anti-ship ballistic missile too, albeit with a shorter range

The U.S. Army wants to replace its MGM-140 Army Tactical Missile System (ATacMS) with the Long-Range Precision Fires (LRPF) program and the new missile could have an anti-ship capability.

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Breaking Defense says that although the Army has not specified a anti-ship capability for the LRPF, military leaders have called for ship-killing capability in general terms.

Plus, the weapon’s range will still be under 500 kilometers to comply with the Intermediate Nuclear Forces treaty.

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