"The Department of Defense carried out a flight test on a conventionally configured ground rocket on Sunday off the US West Coast, and the test results are currently being evaluated," said Lieutenant Colonel Carla Gleason to CNN. 19659002] The test was conducted from San Nicolas Island, California. The Pentagon said that "the test rocket dropped out of its mobile ground-launching device and hit its target more than 500 kilometers an hour."
The officials emphasized that it is a rocket designed to carry a conventional and not a nuclear payload.
US Defense officials said that "the data collected and the lessons learned from this test will influence the development of future Medium Range capabilities for the Ministry of Defense." His goal and the data gathered from the test "will influence our development of future mid-range capabilities."
If the US continued to develop a fully functional, ground-launched cruise missile system, the question would remain unresolved where it would be deployed.