The Pentagon’s first hypersonic weapon should be operational in “a year or two” says Gillian Bussey, the director of the Joint Hypersonic Transition Office a Department of Defense office. This weapon would be coming from the Army and is known as the Army’s Long Range Hypersonic Weapon. The Navy’s Conventional Prompt Strike system is slated to follow soon after.
The Pentagon is recommending that the Air Force partner with the Army, Navy, and Office of the Secretary of Defense stakeholders after three failed booster flight tests with the hope that the AGM-183A Air-launched Rapid Response Weapon (ARRW) project will be put back on course. Click here to read more about the Air Force ARRW project and the Army and Navy hypersonics best practices.