The United States began to equip the army with previously banned Typhon missile systems

USA (, - The US military received the first battery of the MRC Typhon missile system. This was reported in the press service of the military-industrial corporation Lockheed Martin.

“The MRC consists of launchers, missiles and a battery control center designed to deal with ground threats. The development and implementation of new means for conducting high-precision fire at long distances is one of the main priorities in the context of the modernization of the army, ”the publication says.

It is assumed that at the beginning of next year, the US military will begin training in the operation of the complexes. In parallel, additional tests will be carried out and, if necessary, the refinement of new weapons.

As noted in The Drive, a few years ago, the use of such a system was impossible in accordance with the Russian-American Treaty on the Elimination of Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF Treaty). The agreement was terminated at the initiative of the United States in 2019. Washington justified its withdrawal from the INF Treaty as a violation of obligations on the part of Moscow.

Meanwhile, on December 6, it became known that the draft US defense budget agreed upon by the relevant congressional committees involves the introduction of methods of "countering threats from hypersonic missiles." In this regard, the strengthening of American air defense systems is expected. Along with this, it is proposed to develop programs for the sixth generation of strategic bombers capable of carrying nuclear weapons, the B-21 Raider.

Earlier, on December 3, the Politico newspaper, citing Pentagon sources, wrote that if US lawmakers take the initiative to temporarily finance the government for the current fiscal year, which began on October 1, this could lead to a halt in military assistance to Ukraine, as well as to a halt in purchases new B-21 Raider bombers.

The United States began to equip the army with previously banned Typhon missile systems