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Lockheed, Air Force Test Hypersonic Weapon Tech

Lockheed, Air Force Test Hypersonic Weapon Tech - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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Lockheed Martin and the U.S. Air Force trialed an air-launched rapid response weapon during a recent flight test from Edwards Air Force Base in California.

AGM-183A ARRW launched from a B-52 Stratofortress aircraft as part of a rapid prototyping effort, following the weapon's completion of preliminary design review in March.

USAF collaborates with Lockheed to mature the system as part of a rapid prototyping initiative. The military service expects the weapon to reach initial operational capability status by fiscal 2022.

According to the company, a hypersonic technology has speed, maneuverability and altitude charcteristics allowing the platform to support missions in a contested environment.

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Written by Nichols Martin

a staff writer at Executive Mosaic, produces articles on the federal government's technology and business interests. The coverage of these articles include government contracting, cybersecurity, information technology, health care and national security.

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