atynews.com – Developer of the United States (US) advanced F-35 fighter jet, Lockheed Martin is reported to have regained a new contract to develop the country’s future weaponry.
Reporting from Military, Wednesday (08/15/2018), the contract was known to be given by the Pentagon to Lockheed Martin for USD 480 million.
The contents of the contract are to develop a second hypersonic weapons prototype known as Air-Launched Rapid Response Weapon (ARRW) or “Arrow”.
Under the contract, Lockheed Martin will provide “critical design reviews of ARRW and test and production readiness support”, the US Defense Department announced on Monday (08/14).
Work will be carried out in Orlando, Florida, and is expected to be completed on November 30, 2021.
Lockheed Martin received the first contract for hypersonic weapons worth $ 928 million in April. Hypersonic Conventional Strike Weapon (HCSW), which is pronounced “Hacksaw,” is one of two hypersonic weapons prototypes being pursued by the US Air Force to accelerate its research and development.
According to his statement, AU As wants “immediate precision (hypersonic / hypervelocity) capability against high-value, silent or removable surface-sensitive targets in a combat environment or multi theater in heavy environments.