Dynetics Technical Solutions (DTS), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dynetics, has been awarded a $351.6 million U.S. Army contract to produce Common-Hypersonic Glide Body (C-HGB) prototypes.
Under an Other Transaction Agreement contract, DTS will produce 20 glide body assemblies over a three-year agreement period for use by the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy and the Missile Defense Agency (MDA), with an option for additional quantities.
The effort is part of U.S. Army’s number one modernization priority – Long Range Precision Fires (LRPF) — and administered by the Army Hypersonic Project Office, part of the Army Rapid Capabilities and Critical Technologies Office (RCCTO).
DTS will collaborate with Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) for development and production of the glide body. The glide body will be a part of an integrated Army hypersonic weapon system prototype that will deliver residual combat capability to Soldiers by 2023.
“We are honored to be selected for this high priority national security program. Dynetics has been developing enabling technologies for many years. The common hypersonic glide body is a vital component in the National Defense Strategy that includes weapons with increased power. Our team is pleased the Army saw that our highly-skilled engineers and technicians can bring this technology rapidly and affordably to the warfighter,” said Steve Cook, DTS President.
DTS will lead a team for the project, including established defense industry contractors – General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS), Lockheed Martin and Raytheon – that will complete the assembly, integration and test at their North Alabama locations.
As the prime contractor for the C-HGB, DTS will provide program and supplier management; procurement; assembly, integration and testing; electrical and mechanical manufacturing; and systems engineering for the C-HGB.
General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems will provide cable, electrical and mechanical manufacturing. The company will provide engineering, program management, and production support from their San Diego, Calif.; Huntsville, Ala.; and Tupelo, Miss. locations.
Lockheed Martin will support in manufacturing, assembly, integration, test, systems engineering and analysis. Lockheed Martin will conduct this work at their Alabama, Colorado and California facilities, respectively.
As a principal subcontractor on this program, Raytheon will build and deliver the control, actuation and power-conditioning subassemblies that control flight of the new common hypersonic glide body. The company will also support the assembly and testing of the new glide body.
Long-Range Hypersonic Weapon (LRHW)
Separately, DTS has been selected by Lockheed Martin to be a part of the Long-Range Hypersonic Weapon (LRHW) systems integration contract also led by the U.S. Army’s RCCTO.
The LRHW program will introduce a new class of ultrafast, maneuverable, long-range missiles that can launch from ground platforms. The LRHW prototype includes the new C-HGB, an existing, refurbished trailer and truck to be modified as a new launcher, and an existing Army command and control system.
DTS will develop launchers with hydraulics, outriggers, power generation and distribution for the ground platform. The company will also provide flight test and training support.