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The US Army received the first batch of PrSM missiles to replace ATACMS

The US Army has received the first batch of Precision Strike Missiles (PrSM), intended to replace ATACMS missiles. This was reported by the press service of the US Army, as reported by Defense News. This delivery is a significant milestone for the PrSM program and is among 24 major modernization programs that the US Army plans to implement by the end of 2023.

Doug Bush, assistant secretary of the Army for acquisition, logistics and technology, said the PrSM missiles can be used in all weather conditions and will disrupt enemy combat maneuvers and air defense operations. The rapid development and delivery of these capabilities reflects the Army's active use of new acquisition authorities granted by Congress, which allows the United States to provide improved equipment to Soldiers at a much faster rate.

PrSM is a key technology in the long-range precision-guided munitions portfolio and an important part of the wave of force modernization priorities established in 2017. These missiles, developed by Lockheed Martin, are designed for long-range precision fire and can be launched from M142 HIMARS systems and M270 MLRS rocket launchers, hitting targets up to 400 km away.

PrSM features an open architecture that allows it to adapt to future capabilities, making the program especially promising in the context of US military modernization.

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