MDA Unveils Eight Participants in Hypersonic Weapon Concept Development Program

The Missile Defense Agency has awarded contracts to seven companies and a nonprofit organization to further develop their respective hypersonic weapon concepts.

MDA said in a FedBizOpps notice posted Thursday contractors will work on their proposed kinetic and non-kinetic hypersonic glide and terminal defense weapon systems through the contracts worth $1M each.

The awardees are:

  • BAE Systems
  • Boeing (NYSE: BA)
  • Charles Stark Draper Laboratory
  • General Atomics
  • L3 Technologies (NYSE: LLL)
  • Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT)
  • Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC)
  • Raytheon (NYSE: RTN)

Work will take place at the contractors’ facilities through Feb. 28, 2019.

MDA awarded the contracts through a competitive procurement process and will obligate $227.5K in fiscal 2018 research, development, test and engineering funds to each awardee at the time of award.

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