A General Atomics business unit will produce mechanical, cabling and electrical systems for a U.S. Army program that aims to create an initial 20 prototypes of the Common Hypersonic Glide Body system.
General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems plans to manufacture C-HGB subassemblies at facilities located in California, Alabama and Mississippi, the company said Monday.
GA-EMS is part of a Dynetics-led industry team that won a three-year, $351.6M other transaction agreement from the Army in September.
“We bring expertise in manufacturing highly complex systems, a long standing relationship with Sandia National Laboratories, and prior experience on the Block 0 glide body, to this high priority national security program,” GA-EMS President Scott Forney said.
"Hypersonic weapon systems will provide our nation with the ability to strike strategic targets across the globe."