DOD plans to scale hypersonic production at risk with current solid-rocket motor industry

By Jason Sherman / October 24, 2022 at 5:34 PM
The current domestic solid-rocket motor industrial base manufacturing capacity is insufficient to support U.S. military plans to field long-range hypersonic strike weapons in the middle of this decade, prompting the Pentagon to launch a new market research effort into the possibility of establishing an additional source. On Oct. 20, the Army, on behalf of the Defense Department, issued a request for information that could set the stage for the U.S. government to set up a new production line. “The United...

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