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DARPA Solicits Proposals for Phase 2 of Hypersonic Defense Tech Development Program

DARPA Solicits Proposals for Phase 2 of Hypersonic Defense Tech Development Program - top government contractors - best government contracting event

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is seeking proposals to carry out wind tunnel and flight testing to quantify and investigate jet interaction effects on a kill vehicle for hypersonic defense as part of the second phase of the Glide Breaker program.

Phase 2 of the Glide Breaker program will develop the technical understanding of jet interactions necessary to enable design of propulsion control systems for a future operational glide-phase interceptor kill vehicle,” Maj. Nathan Greiner, program manager in DARPA’s Tactical Technology Office, said in a statement published Friday.

The program’s initial phase focused on the development of a divert and attitude control system that enables a kill vehicle to intercept threats from hypersonic weapons during the glide phase. 

DARPA will accept questions through April 29 and plans to award a procurement contract or an other transaction agreement under the program, according to a broad agency announcement.

“Phases 1 and 2 together fill the technology gaps necessary for the U.S. to develop a robust defense against hypersonic threats,” added Greiner.

Proposals are due June 10.

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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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