The U.S. military is reportedly developing a new type of weapon to eliminate black timber from strategic locations, such as strategic missile sites, naval bases, and military facilities, and to eliminate a new species of wood from U.N. facilities.
According to Reuters, the new weapon, called the Tall Timber Tactical Missile, will be mounted on a new “Black Timber Missile” and will be capable of destroying up to 20,000 black timber, a black timber that is found in Africa, South America, and Asia.
The Black Timber Missile will have an effective range of up to 500 kilometers and will reportedly have a range of 800 kilometers.
In a recent article, Reuters stated that the Pentagon is working on developing a small, light, lightweight, and stealthy “black timber” missile that will be armed with a nuclear warhead.
Reuters stated, “The missile will likely be launched from a U.F.O. that can carry a nuclear payload.”
According to the article, the missile is likely to be launched by the U.T.M.M., a new small U.O.-style missile that can be carried by stealthy stealth bombers.
The new Black Timber missile is being developed in the Pentagon’s Advanced Technology Vehicle Development Center, or ADVEC, at the Missile Defense Agency, or MDA.
In an interview with Reuters, a senior U.R.A. official said the new missile is still in development, but that it is “on track for a 2018 delivery.”
According in the article cited by Reuters, “[T]he U.M.-developed Black Timber Tactical missile is designed to be carried on stealthy U.U.T.-class aircraft that are equipped with nuclear warheads.
In the past, the Pentagon has developed missiles that have flown in space, but none that have been used in an operational environment.”
The missile’s design is still being developed, but the UO-class aircraft will likely carry a “small nuclear warband,” according to the official.
According the article published by Reuters: “The Black Timber tactical missile is expected to be a scaled-down version of a previously developed nuclear warframe for a small nuclear weapon that can fly for up to 18 hours at a time.”
The new weapon is not being developed as a missile that would be used against aircraft, but rather against U.K. nuclear submarines, as Reuters reported earlier this month.
“The Pentagon is developing a weapon capable of delivering a nuclear missile at the end of a nuclear standoff,” the ADVECTECH official said.
“It’s still early days in the development of this weapon, but we’re very close.”
The official also said that the Black Timber missiles “have been in development for a long time.”
However, Reuters did not provide further details about how the missile would be deployed.
The Pentagon did not immediately respond to The Daily Beast’s request for comment.