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U.S. Army awards contract to Dynetics for hypersonic glide vehicle prototype

The U.S. Army awarded a contract to Dynetics Technical Solutions at an estimated value of $351.6 million to produce the first commercially manufactured set of Common-Hypersonic Glide Body (C-HGB) systems or also commonly known as hypersonic glide vehicle.

The C-HGB will be available across military services to provide commonality to air, land and sea platform needs and requirements.

Under an Other Transaction Agreement contract, over a three-year agreement period DTS will produce 20 glide body assemblies for use by the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy and the Missile Defense Agency, with an option for additional quantities. DTS will collaborate with Sandia National Laboratories for development and production of the glide body. The glide body will be a part of an integrated Army hypersonic weapon system prototype that will deliver residual combat capability to Soldiers by 2023.

“Dynetics Technical Solutions is pleased to partner with Lockheed Martin on this national defense priority. The Common-Hypersonic Glide Body and Long-Range Hypersonic Weapon programs will modernize our national capabilities and will counter the threat from our foreign adversaries. We are looking forward to the progress our teams will make as we deliver this combat capability to the warfighter,” said Steve Cook, DTS president.

The effort is part of U.S. Army’s number one modernization priority – long range precision fires — and administered by the Army Hypersonic Project Office, part of the Army Rapid Capabilities and Critical Technologies Office (RCCTO).

“We are honored to be selected for this high priority national security program. Dynetics has been developing enabling technologies for many years. The common hypersonic glide body is a vital component in the National Defense Strategy that includes weapons with increased power. Our team is pleased the Army saw that our highly-skilled engineers and technicians can bring this technology rapidly and affordably to the warfighter,” said Steve Cook, DTS President.

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