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    US Overseas Deployments and Bases

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    Post  JohninMK Tue Nov 09, 2021 5:04 pm

    Another fair Drive article. Sons of Pershing on the way, if the Europeans will allow them.


    The U.S. Army has officially reactivated the 56th Artillery Command in Germany. This unit was previously active in that country between 1963 and 1991, during which time it commanded battalions armed with Pershing and Pershing II nuclear-armed ballistic missiles. In its new guise, it will serve as a hub for artillery operations across Europe, including deployments of new ground-based hypersonic weapons and other longer-range missiles in the coming years. This reflects just how important the Army feels these new capabilities, and artillery in general, would be in any future major conflict in the region, especially against Russia.

    The Army officially stood up the 56th Artillery Command in Mainz-Kastel, Germany, today, but news that the unit would return to active duty had emerged in August. The command is assigned to U.S. Army Europe and Africa, which oversees all conventional Army operations on both of those continents.
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    The 56th is co-located in Mainz-Kastel with the Army's second so-called Multi-Domain Task Force (MDTF). The service's MDTFs, the first of which was established at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington State, are still-evolving units that are being used as testbeds to explore the introduction of new weapons and other capabilities. They are expected to have an operational role, especially in any future high-end conflict against a major opponent such as Russia or China.

    "The reactivation of the 56th Artillery Command will provide U.S. Army Europe and Africa with significant capabilities in multi-domain operations," Army Maj. Gen. Stephen Maranian, the head of the newly revived unit, said in a statement on Nov. 3. "It will further enable the synchronization of joint and multinational fires and effects, and employment of future long-range surface to surface fires across the U.S. Army Europe and Africa area of responsibility."

    Maranian's mention of "future long-range surface to surface fires" is clearly a reference, at least in part, to two new missile systems the Army hopes to begin fielding in the next few years — Dark Eagle and Typhon.

    Dark Eagle is the still relatively new name for the Army's Long Range Hypersonic Weapon (LRHW), which it is developing as part of a joint program with the U.S. Navy. The service is already in the process of standing up the first battery that will be equipped with these missiles, each of which carries an unpowered hypersonic boost-glide vehicle, as part of the MDTF at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
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    Typhon, which the Army has also referred to as its future Mid-Range Capability (MRC), is a multi-purpose system that includes launchers and fire control systems that will be able to employ various types of missiles. At present, the service plans to use Typhon to fire land-based derivatives of the Navy's SM-6 missile, which has air- and missile-defense capabilities as well as the ability to strike surface targets, along with ground-launched versions of the Tomahawk land-attack cruise missile. The Army is expected to use its version of the SM-6 as a surface-to-surface ballistic missile.
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    The Army is in the process of acquiring a new conventionally armed ballistic missile, the Precision Strike Missile (PrSM), which could eventually have a range of over 310 miles. There has been talk in recent years about the service fielding other new longer-range ballistic missiles, as well.


    More and infomatics at https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/43051/army-revives-cold-war-nuclear-missile-unit-to-deploy-new-long-range-weapons-in-europe

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    Post  Mir Tue Nov 09, 2021 6:26 pm

    A lot of people in Europe will be very unhappy with this development so we can expect to see a lot of protest similar to the Cold War days.

    This will probably also accelerate the RS-26 Rubezh missile program as well.
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    Post  GarryB Wed Nov 10, 2021 4:56 am

    Typhon, which the Army has also referred to as its future Mid-Range Capability (MRC), is a multi-purpose system that includes launchers and fire control systems that will be able to employ various types of missiles. At present, the service plans to use Typhon to fire land-based derivatives of the Navy's SM-6 missile, which has air- and missile-defense capabilities as well as the ability to strike surface targets, along with ground-launched versions of the Tomahawk land-attack cruise missile. The Army is expected to use its version of the SM-6 as a surface-to-surface ballistic missile.

    Hilarious... so not only did AEGIS Ashore violate the INF treaty with its ability to launch Tomahawk cruise missiles, they are also saying a ballistic missile based on the SM-6 SAM is also being developed which would also be compatible with AEGIS Ashore because AEGIS Ashore is just the sea based AEGIS VLS located in a building on land and AEGIS at sea can launch the SM range of SAMs too.

    And obviously the best protection from such weapons would be a combination of S-400 and S-500, which the west does not really have but Russia is introducing right now.

    Ironically that means when the Russians introduce their equivalent systems they will have the advantage of having operational scramjet engines to choose, but also a wide selection of launch platforms already in service with their Iskander units already deployed... add a few extra stages to the missiles and they are ready to go... and Europe suddenly got a lot less safe... but only for the Europeans living there... out of reach in the US making the decisions to create this situation in the first place...
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    Post  franco Fri Nov 12, 2021 10:48 pm

    US bases around the world:

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FEBR4BVWQAIyTdW?format=jpg&name=large

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