The US tested a new ground-based cruise missile, capable of covering 500 kilometers in San Nicolas Island, California, USA. This range of missiles was banned in the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty signed between the US and Russia. This treaty is the first missile test conducted by the US since its withdrawal from the treaty.
Also, the US has said that the Country will fully pursue of the development of such ground-launched conventional missiles as a judicious response to Russia’s actions and as part of the Joint Force’s broader portfolio of conventional strike options.
The United States pulled out of the INF treaty on 2 August 2019. The country first announced its withdrawal from the INF treaty in 2018 because it said that the treaty no longer benefited American interests.