DOD awards Lockheed $405M contract to re-purpose Navy hypersonic booster for Army use

By Jason Sherman / August 7, 2019 at 11:36 AM
The Defense Department has awarded Lockheed Martin a $405 million contract to re-purpose a Navy rocket designed for submarine launch for use by the Army to give ground forces the means to fire a hypersonic glide body, marking a major development by the Pentagon to ready a new class of ultra-fast conventional weapons to strike high-priority targets in the open salvos of a major fight. On Aug. 6, the Navy's Strategic Systems Programs office awarded Lockheed Martin Space -- headquartered...

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