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Hypersonic weapons contract awarded to Lockheed Martin

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August 30, 2019

Emma Helfrich

Associate Editor

Military Embedded Systems

Hypersonic weapons contract awarded to Lockheed Martin
Photo courtesy of Lockheed Martin.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. The U.S. Army awarded Lockheed Martin a contract at an estimated value of $347 million as part of a multi-year hypersonic weapons development in support of the Army's focus in long-range precision strike missiles.

 

Lockheed Martin will develop and integrate a land-based hypersonic strike prototype in partnership with the Army Hypersonic Project Office. The team includes: Dynetics Technical Solutions (DTS), Integration Innovation Inc. (i3), Verity Integrated Systems, Martinez & Turek, and Penta Research.

The Army also awarded a contract to DTS at an estimated value of $352 million to produce the first commercially manufactured set of Common-Hypersonic Glide Body (C-HGB) systems. DTS selected Lockheed Martin to support integration and prototyping of this new C-HGB.

The Army LRHW prototype will leverage the C-HGB and introduce a new class of ultrafast and maneuverable long-range missles with the ability to launch from ground mobile platforms.

 

 

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