US Army’s New ‘Dark Eagle’ Hypersonic Missile Can Hit China from 1,500 Miles Out

The Pentagon tested their new hypersonic weapon at a facility in Hawaii / Screenshot via USNI News Video on YouTube

Stand by China, the US Army will soon be joining any future fight by fielding highly maneuverable, hypersonic missiles coming to a battlefield near YOU.

Fast Facts

  • The Army’s new Land-based missile variant of the Navy’s hypersonic weapon will be called ‘Dark Eagle.’
  •  It is expected to enter service in 2023.
  • Dark Eagle combines the unpowered Common-Hypersonic Glide Body(C-HGB) with a large rocket booster.
  • It will have speeds in excess of Mach 5 (five times the speed of sound, or 3,836 miles per hour).
  • Its 1,700-mile range will allow it to strike targets across the South China Seas, as well as deep into China from a number of nearby countries, such as the Philippines, Vietnam, and Japan.
  •  Dark Eagle missile and launchers will be air transportable via C-130 aircraft for rapid deployment to unimproved front-line locations in Asia.

The Navy’s version of the hypersonic missiles will arm the new Virginia-class submarines and the Zumwalt-class guided-missile destroyers.

See video of a test launch in 2020 in Hawaii.

According to Popular Mechanics (PopMech):

Once the booster runs out of fuel, C-HGB glides back down to earth, streaking toward its target, and delivering a high-explosive charge. Dark Eagle’s high speed allows it to engage fleeting targets, while also proving elusive for enemy air defenses. 

PopMech adds:

The Army will deploy Dark Eagle in artillery batteries of eight missiles each. That will consist of four truck-bound transporter-erector-launcher vehicles with two missiles each, plus a battery operations center. A C-130J Super Hercules transport will deploy the battery, allowing it to reach rougher airfields closer to the battle zone.

ADN

Paul Crespo is the Managing Editor of American Defense News. A defense and national security expert, he served as a Marine Corps officer and as a military attaché with the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) at US embassies worldwide. Paul holds degrees from Georgetown, London, and Cambridge Universities. He is also CEO of SPECTRE Global Risk, a security advisory firm, and President of the Center for American Defense Studies, a national security think tank.

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Thomas
1 month ago

Perfect bomber Joe can use on it aspirin factories and civilians while playing with himself in the basement.

Paul
Paul
1 month ago
Reply to  Thomas

Fear not!!! Joe will send China the plans so they are on an equal playing field.

CaptTurbo
1 month ago

The fake pResident probably wanted to leave some of those for the Taliban on top of the huge amount of armor and munitions he already gave them.

Elizabeth Estrada aka CHIAKIA

LISTEN UP…The U.S. Needs to ISOLATE the TERRORISTS and STRIKE T HEM DOWN. Do NOT Give THEM a CHANCE to REGROUP. DESTROY AMERICAN WEAPONTRY. THEY Have COME OUT of HIDING…the CAT Can TRAP the MOUSE. From SamuraiQueen. 😄😄😄

JOHN T. FOX
JOHN T. FOX
1 month ago

NUKE’EM!

Van Snyder
1 month ago

Now we need to learn to win again, not just fight. The US has not had a comprehensive victory since 1898, unless you count Grenada. Truman gave Eastern Europe, Sakhalin, North Korea, Manchuria, and then China to Stalin. Who won WW II? Clemenceau outmaneuvered Wilson at Versailles, setting the stage for the rise of Hitler. Who won WW I? Truman snatched defeat from the jaws of MacArthur’s victory in Korea. Teddy Kennedy snatched defeat from the jaws of Nixon’s victory in Vietnam (and then asked Andropov to help his 1984 campaign against Reagan). Obama snatched defeat from the jaws of Bush’s victories in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Van Snyder
1 month ago
Reply to  Van Snyder

And don’t forget what Truman said when Ho Chi Minh asked for help to write a constitution for an independent Vietnam, and then asked the USA to administer Vietnam as a 50-year protectorate a la the Philippines: “Screw you! We’re giving Indochine back to France!”

JOHN T. FOX
JOHN T. FOX
1 month ago

HMMM, THAT IS NOT FAST ENOUGH. IT NEEDS TO BE FASTER FOR MORE KINETIC ENERGY DESTRUCTION. THE SKIN PROBABLY CAN’T HANDLE ANY MORE HEAT FROM THE ATMOSPHERE. THEY NEED SOME KIND OF ENERGY SHIELD TO PROTECT FROM THE HEAT, SO THAT IT CAN GO FASTER. THE FASTER IT CAN TRAVEL THE MORE KINETIC ENERGY, AND THE GREATER THE DESTRUCTIVE FORCE! HUMAN MADE GUIDED METEORS IS WHAT IS NEEDED! ONE COULD DESTROY AN ENTIRE CITY, FLEET, MILITARY BASE WITHOUT CREATING NUCLEAR RADIATION. A SWARM COULD DESTROY A NATIONS CROPS. ONE BIG ENOUGH COULD CREATE A HUGE TIDAL WAVE AND WIPE OUT COASTAL CITIES AND ISLAND NATIONS!

Silly Me
Silly Me
1 month ago

And I’m sure Biden is just the man who will give the order to use it. (HA!)

Murphmeister
Murphmeister
1 month ago

Good. Give a couple to Taiwan so they at take aim at the Three Gorges Dam.


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