MDA chooses Raytheon to develop an anti-hypersonic missile

Raytheon Missiles & Defense uses technologies from across the current portfolio to create efficiencies, reduce qualification time, and demonstrate GPI capability as quickly as possible.

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The Missile Defense Agency has selected Raytheon Missiles & Defense, a Raytheon Technologies company, to pursue development of an anti-hypersonic missile, the Glide Phase Interceptor. The GPI is designed to intercept hypersonic weapons in the hover phase, providing the United States and its allies with an additional layer of defense against regional hypersonic missile threats.

This amendment to the agreement, worth $41 million, brings the total value to $62 million and allows Raytheon Missiles & Defense to continue to mature its GPI design using the necessary advanced materials and technologies. to intercept a hypersonic threat. This phase will also finalize system requirements and support accelerated development timelines.

“Our GPI is based on proven missile defense technology,” said Tay Fitzgerald, president of Strategic Missile Defense at Raytheon Missiles & Defense. “By using digital engineering and leveraging high-tech components and subsystems already used in standard and hypersonic missile programs, we can rapidly advance the creation of this new interceptor.”

Raytheon Missiles & Defense uses technologies from across the current portfolio to create efficiencies, reduce qualification time, and demonstrate GPI capability as quickly as possible.

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