The San Diego, California-headquartered company said Wednesday it will procure 20 Hypersonix DART AE Hypersonic Systems and integrate the technology with its Zeus line of solid rocket propulsion systems.
The DART AE is an air-breathing hypersonic launch platform fully 3D-printed from high-temperature alloys designed for testing hypersonic weapons.
Through the teaming agreement, Kratos and Hypersonix aim to offer a first-to-market capability to demonstrate and evaluate hypersonic capabilities for the U.S. defense and national security sectors.
“With Kratos’ Zeus family of solid rocket launch systems, Kratos’ Erinyes and Dark Fury hypersonic flyers, and the DART AE hypersonic vehicle, we can rapidly provide incredible capability to the hypersonic community at an affordable cost,” said Dave Carter, president of the defense and rocket systems division at Kratos.
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