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Marillyn Hewson: Lockheed Develops Hypersonic Weapons Through Contract Awards Worth $2.5B

Marillyn Hewson: Lockheed Develops Hypersonic Weapons Through Contract Awards Worth $2.5B - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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Marillyn Hewson: Lockheed Develops Hypersonic Weapons Through Contract Awards Worth $2.5B - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Lockheed Martin CEO Marillyn Hewson said the company is developing various hypersonic weapons through military contracts worth approximately $2.5B combined, USNI News reported Tuesday.

Hewson said Tuesday at the company“™s earnings call Lockheed has been investing in hypersonics development for years to deliver capabilities as the U.S. military faces threats posed by Russia and China.

“It“™s clearly a need for us to not only address hypersonics but also counter-hypersonics as well,“ she added.

Hewson, a 2019 Wash 100 winner, said Lockheed secured a contract from the U.S. Navy in February to work on the service branch“™s conventional prompt global strike concept in support of the hypersonic boost-glide weapon development program.

“This order follows three previous awards the corporation has received in hypersonic weapons: the tactical boost-glide contract; the hypersonic conservational strike, or HACKSAW program; and the air-launched rapid response, or Arrow, program,“ she added.

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Written by Jane Edwards

is a staff writer at Executive Mosaic, where she writes for ExecutiveBiz about IT modernization, cybersecurity, space procurement and industry leaders’ perspectives on government technology trends.

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