The design of Lockhead Martin company,DevelopmentThe production, integration and testing experts will cooperate with the US air force to achieve early combat capability and deliver the system to combat personnel.
"our goal is to quickly develop and deploy HCSW systems, and the contract is the first step towards that," said John Snyderder, vice president of the company's Air Force Strategic Program.
According to Lockheed Martin, the development of ultrafast missiles will be carried out mainly in Huntsville, Alabama, Foggy Valley, Pennsylvania, and Orlando, Florida.
The company will focus on the design and development of a hypersonic missile that can be launched directly from fighter planes.The missile has a navigation speed of over 5 times sound speed and can beat conventional anti missile defense. In addition, it can also be equipped with a nuclear warhead, carry out a destructive strike, and change the predictable random direction of the ballistic arc in flight.