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- 3 January 2006
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Armada Internation Feb 2001 said:A fascinating project from Northrop Grumman is the low cost interceptor -- or LCI -- which is a US Army programme aimed at modifying existing Air Force
missiles to make them `ground-launchable' to counter the emerging threat from cruise missiles, with an initial operational capability in 2005. In other words, the LCI, with a range of more than 250 km, can be regarded as an `anticruise missile cruise missile'. The vehicle is powered by a TJ-50 M-1 turbojet engine from Hamilton Sundstrand and uses a Hellfire booster for the launch phase.
This 10 inch diameter missile was intended as a $100,000 unit cost system to destroy lower end threats. Has there been any news?