VTG Selected as Prime Contractor for Navy Hypersonic Strike Capability Development
The U.S. Navy has selected digital transformation solutions company VTG as a prime contractor to provide engineering services for the service’s hypersonic strike capability, which the Department of Defense regards as a top priority.
Specifically, the contract covers research and development services, test planning and test engineering, logistics and a broad range of programmatic and technical services, VTG said Tuesday.
The CPS is tasked with providing a hypersonic conventional weapon to the Navy. The weapon is expected to have a “precise, timely, long-range strike” capability against deep-inland, time-critical soft- and medium-hardened targets within contested environments.
According to VTG, the missile will consist of a hypersonic glide body and a two-stage booster. The weapon will be able to fly at speeds exceeding Mach 5 and will be launched from surface ships and submarines.
The Navy, which serves as the lead designer, plans to deploy the first CPS weapon system aboard the Zumwalt-class destroyers in fiscal year 2025.
The second launch will feature the Virginia-class attack submarines and is scheduled for fiscal year 2028, VTG said.
The recent award from the SSP follows contracts that have made the company a “critical partner” to the Navy in supporting distributed maritime operations by delivering various offensive, defensive and digital capabilities.
One of the recent awards is a July contract, which tasked VTG to integrate the AN/SEQ-4 Optical Dazzler Interdictor, Navy, a directed energy weapon laser system, into Arleigh Burke-class destroyers.
A member of the Navy laser family of systems, ODIN is used to counter adversary unmanned aerial system-mounted intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities, VTG explained in a July 21 statement announcing the award.
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