13 Jul '18, 9pm

Army test-fires naval strike missile off Hawaii

Army test-fires naval strike missile off Hawaii

BARKING SANDS PACIFIC MISSILE RANGE, Hawaii — The Army has, for the first time, fired a naval strike missile at a target ship in an effort to create a force that can overwhelm an enemy with attacks from multiple sources. “I will tell you, you’re seeing the future,” Gen. Robert Brown, commander of U.S. Army Pacific said Thursday after the missile launched from the shoreline of Hawaii’s Kauai Island. Brown and a group of military observers and VIPs watched the experimental Norwegian-made missile strike the test ship 60 miles offshore via television screens under a tent near the launch area. The test was commanded by the Army’s Multi-Domain Task Force set up during the month-long Rim of the Pacific exercise in Hawaii. “We need to present multiple dilemmas ... that hit [the enemy] and cause them incredible disruption and give us a huge advantage,” Brown said. Former U.S. Pacif...

Full article: https://www.stripes.com/news/army-test-fires-naval-strike...

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