Air Force puts nearly $1B behind new long-range, hypersonic weapon; taps Lockheed to lead

By Jason Sherman  
April 19, 2018 at 1:15 PM
The Air Force has established a nearly $1 billion program to prototype a long-range, air-launched, hypersonic strike weapon and Lockheed Martin has elbowed away two other competitors to win the project, the service has revealed. Lockheed, which beat a Raytheon-Boeing team and another competitor for the Hypersonic Conventional Strike Weapon prototyping effort, now assumes a dominant role in leading two parallel Air Force projects that aim to develop a long-range, conventional prompt strike capability. Spokesman for two other contractors the...

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