Gen. James McConville, the Army chief of staff, said Tuesday the service may be interested in acquiring SM-6 and Tomahawk missiles, both used by the Navy, for its future long range fires portfolio.

“We are working that. So SM-6 [missiles] and Tomahawks, those are capabilities that I could see us having in the future. The Marine Corps is doing the same thing. We’re working very, very closely,” McConville said during a Defense One

virtual event.

The USS John Paul Jones (DDG-53) launches a Standard Missile-6 interceptor on June 19, 2014. Photo courtesy U.S. Navy.

McConville noted the benefits in bringing in a proven capability alongside new systems that are being developed from the ground up.

“If you don’t have to develop your own system and you already have something that works, or is pretty close to working, then that’s in all of our interests to go and pursue those. There’s value in going after those type of things,” McConville said.

Army Futures Command confirmed to Defense Daily last week the service is also pursuing a new mid-range missile capability as a result of a recent strategic fires study.