Mach 5 monster: Germany to get Dark Eagle missile
The 4,000 mph advanced hypersonic missile could strike the heart of Moscow in just 21 minutes
by Dave Makichuk November 14, 2021
“Every inhabitant of this planet must contemplate the day when this planet may no longer be habitable … The weapons of war must be abolished before they abolish us.”
— John F. Kennedy
It was inevitable.
The madness that US President John F. Kennedy foresaw in the early 1960s of his administration, has come to pass.
Mankind is now making weapons that simply cannot be stopped.
This week, the US Army’s 56th Artillery Command, based in the Western District of Mainz-Kastel, Germany, held a quiet recommissioning ceremony, UK’s The Sun reported.
It was a move completely ignored by the rest of the world, but it sure made a splash at the Kremlin in Moscow. That, you can bet on.
The ceremony in question involved the reactivation of a nuclear unit in Germany since the Cold War.
It is now armed, with “Dark Eagle” — a long-range hypersonic weapon (LRHW) capable of travelling at 4,000 mph.
The message was clear … Dark Eagle could blitz Russia in just 21 minutes and 30 seconds.
The decision to reactivate is amid the growing concerns in the Pentagon that Russia has succeeded NATO and the US in creating long-range artillery rockets.
The Command was first formed in 1942 and fought in Europe during World War II but was deactivated in 1991 with the fall of the Soviet Union.
The commanding general of the artillery unit, General Stephen Maranian said the development will “provide the US Army Europe and Africa with significant capabilities in multi-domain operations.”
It was believed that the US was falling behind in the creation of a hypersonic weapon until last month when it was announced that the US had completed its delivery of the Dark Eagle.
“From a blank piece of paper in March 2019, we, along with our industry partners and joint services, delivered this hardware in just over two years. Now, Soldiers can begin training,” Lt. Gen. L. Neil Thurgood said in a statement.
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