DOD to break out SM-6 reporting of new hypersonic strike and defense missiles

By Jason Sherman / September 27, 2023 at 5:03 PM
The Navy plans to establish a dedicated program to manage procurement of a hypersonic capability -- both defensive and offensive -- in development since 2018 and slated to begin production in fiscal year 2024, breaking the Standard Missile-6 Block IB off from other variants of the SM-6 for cost and schedule reporting. Specifically, the Navy plans to designate the SM-6 Block IB a “major subprogram” to differentiate its longer range and report a dedicated Selected Acquisition Report as soon as...

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