HII solidifies sole-source contract for hypersonic weapon install on Zumwalt

By Audrey Decker / January 6, 2023 at 6:06 PM
Shipbuilder and defense technology company HII has been awarded an advanced planning contract to upgrade the Navy’s stealth destroyer Zumwalt (DDG-1000), which will include adding long range hypersonic missiles to the ship class. While there was feedback from other companies after the initial presolitication , the Navy decided to sole-source the modifications at HII. The planning period contract totals $10 million , according to the Defense Department. The Navy plans to outfit each of its three DDG-1000s with hypersonic strike...

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