Raytheon to produce Army’s hypersonic weapon
- September 4, 2019
Raytheon will develop control systems of U.S. Army’s new hypersonic weapon system.
The work will enhance the system’s flight performance and will be performed under Dynetics Corporation contracts.
“Raytheon is at the forefront of hypersonic technology development,” said Dr. Thomas Bussing, Raytheon Advanced Missile Systems vice president. “We will bring our years of advanced weapons development experience to rapidly transform the government’s initial concept into a producible design.”
Hypersonic weapons will enable the U.S. military to reach out farther and strike faster compared to current weapons. Raytheon is developing both offensive and defensive solutions as part of its expanding hypersonic portfolio.
Raytheon will also help assemble and test the new glide body under the Dynetics Corporation contracts.