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Lockheed gets $171 million hypersonic cruise missile contract
by Geoff Ziezulewicz
Washington (UPI) Sep 29, 2016

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Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $171 million U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency contract for work on the Hypersonic Air-Breathing Weapon Concept, or HAWC, program.

The cost-plus-fixed fee contract covers an undisclosed research project that falls under the program.

HAWC is a joint DARPA-U.S. Air Force program that seeks to develop and demonstrate critical technologies to enable an effective and affordable air-launched hypersonic cruise missile.

The demonstrations seek to open up new possibilities for long-range strike capabilities against time-critical or heavily defended targets.

It intends to emphasize efficient, rapid and affordable flight tests to validate key technologies.

Last week, Lockheed received a $147 million contract for work on another hypersonic project, DARPA's Tactical Boost Glide program.

Boeing gets $81 million Harpoon missile contract modification
Washington Sep 26, 2016 - Boeing has been awarded an $81 million contract modification involving the procurement of Harpoon missiles for the government of India. An option exercised on the previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract is for the procurement of 22 Lot 89 Harpoon missiles, as well as associated containers and components under the foreign military sales program. Work will be performed in Missouri, the United Kingdom, Texas, Maryland, Missouri, Ohio, Oklahoma, California, Pennsylvania and Connecticut. The estimated completion date is June 2018. Naval Air Systems Command is the contracting activity. The Harpoon is an all-weather, over-the-horizon, anti-ship missile system.

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