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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Raytheon receives $20 million DARPA contract to continue hypersonic missile development

X-51A WaveriderThe Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded Raytheon Company a $20,489,714 million contract modification for the Tactical Boost Glide program.

Under the TBG program, Raytheon intends to develop and demonstrate the technology to enable air-launched hypersonic boost glide systems. A majority of the work will be performed in Tucson.

"Hypersonics is the new frontier of missile design and development," said Tom Bussing, Raytheon vice president of Advanced Missile Systems.

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