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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. These weapons will be delivering residual combat capability to Soldiers by 2023 to counter and gain a lead on our adversaries' 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 glide body assemblies for use by the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, and the Missile Defense Agency, with an option for additional quantities. Dynetics is collaborating with Sandia National Laboratories for development and production of the glide body. We have compiled a set of industry experts for the assembly, integration, and test.
Dynetics was also awarded a contract to develop Hypersonic Thermal Protection System (TPS) prototypes for the U.S. Army's Rapid Capabilities and Critical Technologies Office (RCCTO).
The TPS shields elements of the Long Range Hypersonic Weapon system and the Navy Conventional Prompt Strike system from extreme environments seen during flight. Dynetics is developing the TPS technology in conjunction with industry partners. This award transfers the TPS supplier base from government to industry and allows for expansion of advanced material development. It also provides room for growth in present applications and future concepts.
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, developing launchers with hydraulics, outriggers, power generation, and distribution for the ground platform, as well as providing flight test and training support.