Hypersonic testing and evaluation contract won by PeratonNews
March 15, 2021
HERNDON, Va. Peraton has won a U.S. Army contract for Hypersonic Test Engineering, Mission Planning and Systems (HyTEMPS), valued at up to $44 million over two years. This award builds upon Peraton's support of the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command (USASMDC) Technical Center and its mission to develop hypersonic vehicle technologies and provide hypersonic weapon and vehicle flight testing capabilities.
Under the contract, Peraton claims it will be responsible for providing comprehensive mission support for interservice flight test missions. To support these test events, Peraton will develop hardware and software solutions associated with the development, maintenance and sustainment, and operations of mission and test systems.
Peraton announced it will also continue to support the advancement of the Army's Portable Range Operations and Test Network (PROTN) and will begin work on new initiatives, including developing and deploying novel collection mechanisms that place various instrument sensors closer to a hypersonic vehicle's flight path and point of impact to obtain more testing data.
According to the company, these novel collection mechanisms may include developing a single networked architecture to rapidly share telemetry and test data; developing and operating an open ocean range system that incorporates sensors based on ships, barges and unmanned maritime systems; and incorporating advanced data collection using aerial drones.