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US Army Exploring ‘Devastating’ New Weapon for Use In War with Russia | Defense One
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US Army Exploring ‘Devastating’ New Weapon for Use In War with Russia | Defense One

The Kinetic Energy Projectile would be a tungsten warhead that moves at three times the speed of sound, destroying anything in its path.

Were the United States to go to war with Russia, both sides could draw on deadly weapons that the world has never seen on a battlefield. On the Russian side, there are new and smaller tactical nuclear weapons. To counter them, the U.S. Army is taking another look at a “devastating” weapon, one first tested by the Air Force and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in 2013, the Kinetic Energy Projectile, or KEP, a tungsten-based charge moving at three times the speed of sound that can destroy anything in its path.

Source: US Army Exploring ‘Devastating’ New Weapon for Use In War with Russia – Defense One