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Lockheed Martin, Air Force Press Ahead On Air-Launched Hypersonic Missile

Friday, February 28, 2020   (0 Comments)

By Theresa Hitchens  |  February 27, 2020  |  Breaking Defense

 

Lockheed Martin is designing what it calls a new Hypersonic Strike Weapon-Air Breathing (which goes by the awful acronym HSW-ab) for DARPA. John Varley, Lockheed's VP for hypersonic weapons, wouldn't provide details due to the program's high level of classification.

AFA 2020: Lockheed Martin’s air-launched hypersonic missile will complete its critical design review (CDR) today, as the company and the Air Force press ahead on development, John Varley, vice president for hypersonic weapons at Lockheed Martin, says.

The company’s first contract for the Air Force’s AGM-183 Air-Launched Rapid Response Weapon (ARRW), inked in 2018, was set at $480 million for concept development. In December 2019, it nabbed another contract, worth $998 million, to bring its concept to CDR. READ MORE...


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