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US Navy Plans to Put Hypersonic Missiles on Attack Submarines and Destroyers

• by Brian Wang

The Conventional Prompt Strike program will provide hypersonic missile capability for faster missiles with longer ranges according to National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien.

The Navy's Conventional Prompt Strike (CPS) program was given $278 million in fY2019 and $512 million in FY2020. The plan is for $5.3 billion to be allocated from FY2021 through FY2025.

It will likely take a decade or two to deploy the hypersonic missiles. The current hypersonic missiles are too wide and big to fit into regular missiles tubes. Future air-breathing hypersonic missiles should be small enough to fit into standard missile tubes