Raytheon to Work on Army Hypersonic Weapon
Tucson-based Raytheon Company announced that it would be a subcontractor helping to enhance the flight performance of the Army's hypersonic weapon glide body. Under Dynetics Corporation contracts with the service, Raytheon will build and deliver the control, actuation and power-conditioning subassemblies that control flight of the Army's new Common-Hypersonic Glide Body program. Raytheon will also help assemble and test the new glide body under the Dynetics Corporation contracts.
Hypersonic weapons will enable the U.S. military to reach out farther and strike faster compared to current weapons, the company said. With the Navy and the Air Force, the Army is leading a Joint Force team to deliver hypersonic weapons that can be launched from land, sea or air and travel at speeds greater than Mach 5.
RRaytheon noted that it is developing both offensive and defensive solutions as part of its expanding hypersonic portfolio. "Raytheon is at the forefront of hypersonic technology development," said 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."