Army to award OTAs for hypersonic weapon prototype this summer

June 4, 2019 at 5:26 PM
Army senior leaders have approved an acquisition strategy for the Long Range Hypersonic Weapon prototype, which includes a requirement for four vehicles each equipped with two missiles for a single battery. "We have all the things in place for fielding a hypersonic weapon in [fiscal year 2023] ," Lt. Gen. Neil Thurgood, the Army's new director of hypersonics, directed energy, space and rapid acquisition, told reporters at the Pentagon today. Thurgood also serves as director of the Rapid Capabilities and...

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