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Lockheed Secures $756M New Contract for Added Support to US Army’s Hypersonic Missiles

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Lockheed Secures $756M New Contract for Added Support to US Army’s Hypersonic Missiles

Lockheed Martin announced that it has booked a $756 million contract to provide additional battery equipment to the U.S. Army’s ground-based Long Range Hypersonic Weapon system

Steve Layne, vice president of Lockheed’s Hypersonic Strike Weapons Systems, expressed the company’s pride in continuing the work on developing U.S. hypersonic strike capability, noting that the contract will also support the sustainment of the LRHW that American soldiers now handle. Other deliverables under the new task order include logistics solutions and systems and software engineering support, Lockheed said Friday.

In 2021, the company delivered the Army’s first LRHW battery, called Dark Eagle, covered by a $347 million contract. The service branch’s LRHW includes a battery operations center and transporter erector launchers, featuring the All Up Round common hypersonic platform from the U.S. Navy’s Conventional Prompt Strike program.

Lockheed has booked a potential $2 billion contract with the Navy to integrate the service’s Conventional Prompt Strike hypersonic missile onto Zumwalt-class guided missile destroyers. It is also working on a hypersonic weapon prototype for the U.S. Air Force that underwent final testing in March for its capability for speeds beyond Mach 5. 

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