Next generation ballistic missile launch programme by Military: Report

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Next generation ballistic missile launch programme by Military: Report

MOSCOW - The US military intends to test launch two precision strike missiles developed by Lockheed Martin and Raytheon this month, according to Defence News.

According to a recent press release, missile will be surface-to-surface, all-weather, precision-strike guided missiles, capable of engaging various targets at extended ranges.

The rocket is designed to replace the Army Tactical Missile System.

The test follows the formal US withdrawal from the INF treaty on 2 August, which limited the development, production and deployment of ground-based missiles link that could strike targets at a range of between 500 and 5,500 kilometres, Sputnik has reported.

The withdrawal essentially signifies that the United States is no longer obligated to adhere to a range limit for its missiles.

Washington