This month, Dynetics, a wholly owned subsidiary of Leidos, is participating in the AUSA 2021 Annual Meeting and Exposition, the U.S. Army's most powerful event, happening Oct. 11-13, in Washington, D.C. This event is designed to deliver the Army's message by highlighting the capabilities of organizations and presenting a wide range of industry products and services.
Attendees will be able to engage with several of Dynetics' weapon modernization programs, including:
· Hypersonics - Our Common-Hypersonic Glide Body (C-HGB) and Long-Range Hypersonic Weapon (LRHW) program will be showcased at this year's meeting. In 2019, Dynetics was selected to be a part of the Long-Range Hypersonic Weapon (LRHW) systems integration contract. The program has introduced a new class of ultrafast, maneuverable, long-range missiles that can launch from ground platforms. The C-HGB, a weapon system that uses a booster rocket motor to accelerate to well-above hypersonic speeds before it jettisons the expended rocket booster, is part of the LRHW prototype.
· Directed Energy - Dynetics is the prime contractor and will provide cost, schedule and performance leadership for the Indirect Fire Protection Capability-High Energy Laser (IFPC-HEL) program. The final weapon assembly will take place at the Dynetics location in Huntsville, Alabama.
· Enduring Shield - Just last month, Dynetics was awarded a contract by the U.S. Army Program Executive Office Missiles and Space for the Enduring Indirect Fires Protection Capability (IFPC) to produce our mobile ground-based weapon system, Enduring Shield. The transportable system is designed to engage and defeat Cruise Missile (CM) and Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) threats.
· Small Glide Munition (SGM) - The SGM is an enhanced-capability Stand-Off Precision Guided Munition. (SOPGM) that features a modular design, allowing multiple common variants and considerable design flexibility. Tests conducted in 2019 achieved all test objectives including sending via the datalink updated target coordinates from the launch platform to the SGM, redirecting the munition to a secondary target located more than a mile from the initial target location and transmitting an in-flight command to inhibit munition arming.
"Dynetics has made great strides in many of these programs over the last year," said Ronnie Chronister, senior vice president of Weapons Technology and Manufacturing at Dynetics. "We're excited to showcase the great things Dynetics is doing to help protect our country."
Annual meeting attendees are encouraged to visit the Dynetics booth number 4537 in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center Exhibit Hall. Attendees can also follow Dynetics on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to get updated information about Dynetics' work and engagement at #AUSA2021