MDA taps Lockheed, Raytheon, Northrop to design new hypersonic-busting missile

By Jason Sherman / November 19, 2021 at 7:50 PM
The Missile Defense Agency has tapped three companies to advance their respective concept designs for a Glide Phase Interceptor, setting up a three-way contest between Lockheed Martin, Raytheon and Northrop Grumman for a new Aegis guided missile optimized to defeat a new class of ultra-fast maneuvering weapons and give the Navy a second layer of defense against hypersonic threats. Nearly five years after MDA was directed by Congress to create a hypersonic defense program, the agency today announced the milestone...

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