MDA awards 21 new contracts to mature hypersonic defense concepts

By Jason Sherman  
September 28, 2018 at 3:50 PM
The Missile Defense Agency has awarded contracts for nearly two-dozen different proposals on technologies that aim to defeat hypersonic, maneuvering weapons, funding an array of Hypersonic Defense Weapon System Concepts that appear to include repurposing existing interceptors, utilizing high-powered lasers and adopting new "non-kinetic" capabilities. On Sept. 27, MDA awarded 21 one-year, firm-fixed-price contracts each worth $1 million to "further develop and refine their Hypersonic Defense Weapon Systems Concept Definition White Paper." The awards are in response to MDA's request...

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