The project cost $ 63.3 million.
The Pentagon signed a contract with the military-industrial company Raytheon for the development of hypersonic weapons in the amount of 63.3 million dollars. This was reported by the press service of the company, informs USA.Media.
It is noted that the agreement was signed with the office of advanced research programs of the Pentagon (DARPA). We are talking about further research and development of hypersonic tactical winged block-Tactical Boost Glide (TBG).
This block will be installed on the rocket accelerator. It is known that the speed will exceed five times the Mach index. When the unit is separated from the rocket, it will be able to maneuver in flight to the target without the possibility of acceleration.
According to DARPA, the TBG program provides both ground and flight tests. The aim of the project is to develop an effective, manageable and affordable device.
“Hypersonic weapons will allow the us armed forces to operate at longer distances with a more rapid response and with increased efficiency compared to existing weapons systems,” the report said.
Earlier it was reported that the United States is developing a hypersonic maneuvering missile with a range of 1.6 thousand kilometers.
Recall that last summer in the United States conducted the first fire tests of hypersonic missiles GOLauncher1.