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Lockheed, Aerojet Rocketdyne Support DOD’s Air-Breathing Hypersonic Weapon Tests

Lockheed, Aerojet Rocketdyne Support DOD's Air-Breathing Hypersonic Weapon Tests - top government contractors - best government contracting event

An industry and defense team consisting of Lockheed Martin, Aerojet Rocketdyne Air Force Research Laboratory and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has demonstrated the flight and speed of an air-breathing hypersonic rocket.

The companies teamed up with Department of Defense organizations to test-fly the Hypersonic Air-breathing Weapon Concept, which exhibited speeds over Mach 5 and altitudes higher than 65,000 feet, Lockheed said Tuesday.

According to John Clark, vice president and general manager of Lockheed Martin Skunk Works, the collaborative effort with AFRL and DARPA demonstrates the cost-effectiveness of air-breathing hypersonic systems in addressing emerging security threats.

Lockheed uses digital approaches to design, test and produce hypersonic systems at rates that meet warfighter demand.

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Written by Nichols Martin

a staff writer at Executive Mosaic, produces articles on the federal government's technology and business interests. The coverage of these articles include government contracting, cybersecurity, information technology, health care and national security.

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