Hypersonic Glide Body program to be enhanced by RaytheonNews
September 03, 2019
TUCSON, Ariz. Raytheon Company will build and deliver the control, actuation, and power-conditioning subassemblies that control flight of the U.S. Army's new Common-Hypersonic Glide Body program.
The work will enhance the system's flight performance and will be performed under Dynetics Corporation contracts.
The Army is leading a team with the U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force to deliver hypersonic weapons that are launched from land, sea, or air and will travel at speeds greater than Mach 5, according to a statement from the company.
Raytheon also claims that hypersonic weapons will enable the U.S. military to reach out farther and strike faster compared to current weapons, and that the company expects to develop both offensive and defensive solutions as part of its hypersonic portfolio.