Dynetics has tapped Raytheon to manufacture and deliver control, actuation and power-conditioning sub-assemblies that work to provide the U.S. Army's Common-Hypersonic Glide Body system with flight control functions.
Raytheon said Tuesday it will also build and assess the glide body platform under subcontracts awarded by Dynetics.
The work is in support of Dynetics' potential $351.6M other transaction agreement from the Army to develop the C-HGB prototypes. In addition to Raytheon, Dynetics has selected Lockheed Martin and General Atomics to assist in the creation of the systems.
“We will bring our years of advanced weapons development experience to rapidly transform the government's initial concept into a producible design,“ said Thomas Bussing, vice president at Raytheon's advanced missile systems business.
The Army has collaborated with the U.S. Air Force and Navy to produce hypersonic weapons that can travel over Mach 5 and support land, air and sea deployments.