DARPA awards Lockheed $171.2M contract for hypersonic concept program

By Jordana Mishory / September 26, 2016 at 3:44 PM
The Pentagon's advanced research arm awarded a $171.2 million contract to Lockheed Martin for a program designed to develop technologies that would enable weapon systems to fly more than five times the speed of sound. According to a Sept. 23 contract announcement, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency awarded Lockheed the cost-plus fixed-fee contract for a project under the Hypersonic Air-breathing Weapon Concept program. This joint DARPA-Air Force project intends "to develop and demonstrate critical technologies to enable an effective...

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