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Hypersonics is the next major strategic weapons capability for long-range precision fires.

The hypersonic threat is very real — and we need to equip the warfighter to combat it. With a history of providing rapid, novel, and creative solutions, Dynetics is a trusted partner in weapons systems research and development. We understand the hypersonic threat.

Dynetics has a major role with offensive hypersonic technologies. We are building weapons systems that can travel at Mach 5 or higher, which is at least five times faster than the speed of sound or up to 13,000 miles per hour. These weapons will be delivering residual combat capability to Soldiers by 2023 to counter and gain a lead on Russian and Chinese technological advances in this field.

Dynetics offers comprehensive solutions for hypersonic weapon systems:

  • Glide Vehicle Prototyping
  • Complex and classified manufacturing
  • Complex engineering skills
  • Developmental testing
  • Booster design and development
  • Classified modeling and simulation
  • Hardware-in-the-loop testing
  • Small satellite development and associated EO/IR sensor development
  • Radar systems analysis and development

There are two hypersonic efforts led by the Army Hypersonic Project Office, part of the Army Rapid Capabilities and Critical Technologies Office.

The Common-Hypersonic Glide Body

The Common-Hypersonic Glide Body (C-HGB) is a weapon system that uses a booster rocket motor to accelerate to well-above hypersonic speeds, and then jettisons the expended rocket booster. Dynetics Technical Solutions (DTS) will produce 20 glide body assemblies for use by the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy and the Missile Defense Agency, with an option for additional quantities. We will collaborate with Sandia National Laboratories for development and production of the glide body. We have also partnered with General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems, Lockheed Martin and Raytheon for the assembly, integration and test.

Long-Range Hypersonic Weapon

The Long-Range Hypersonic Weapon (LRHW) program will introduce a new class of ultrafast, maneuverable, long-range missiles that can launch from ground platforms. The LRHW prototype includes the new C-HGB, an existing, refurbished trailer and truck to be modified as a new launcher, and an existing Army command and control system.

DTS was selected by Lockheed Martin to be a part of the LRHW systems integration contract. We will develop launchers with hydraulics, outriggers, power generation and distribution for the ground platform. The company will also provide flight test and training support.

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