Dark Eagle

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash., – Using the Nation’s first prototype Long Range Hypersonic System, Bravo Battery Soldiers with the 5th Battalion, 3rd Artillery, 17th Field Artillery Brigade executed ground movement, round transfers, and established firing capability at Joint Base Lewis McChord Feb. 22-24. (US Army photo by Staff Sgt. Casey Hustin, 17th Field Artillery Brigade)

Army anticipates another delay in fielding Dark Eagle hypersonic weapon after detecting ‘problem’

A critical flight test for the weapon was slated for Oct. 26 but it didn’t go forward as planned.
The delivery of the first prototype hypersonic hardware to Soldiers of the 5th Battalion, 3rd Field Artillery Regiment, 17th Field Artillery Brigade is completed on Oct. 7, 2021, with a ceremony at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Karleshia Gater)

Army experiences another hiccup in hypersonic weapons testing

A critical flight test for the Army's hypersonic missile program that was scheduled for Oct. 26, did not go forward as planned, DefenseScoop has learned.