Navy Test-Fires Low-Cost, Hypersonic-Speed Projectiles

FILE PHOTO: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey .

(From UPI)

The Navy said it test-fired 20 high-velocity projectiles from the USS Dewey’s standard Mk45 main deck gun during an exercise last summer. . . .

“Any one of these three new weapons, if successfully developed and deployed, might be regarded as a ‘game changer’ for defending Navy surface ships,” the CRS [Congressional Research Service] said.

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