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Dynetics Wins $478M to Develop Thermal Protection Tech for Army Hypersonic Weapon

Leidos‘ Dynetics subsidiary has won a $478.6 million contract from the U.S. Army to develop a thermal protection system intended to protect surface-to-surface hypersonic missiles from intense heat during flight.

Dynetics will build the Hypersonic Thermal Protection System prototype and help the military branch conduct materials research, inspection and acceptance efforts under the cost-plus-fixed-fee contract, the Department of Defense said Friday.

According to a solicitation document, the TPS will be developed to function as a thermal insulator, aerodynamic body and structural component of the LRHW’s Common Hypersonic Glide Body.

Five bids were submitted to the Army Rapid Capabilities and Critical Technologies Office in pursuit of the prototype project.

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