The Navy’s Strategic Systems program conducted the second test of the First Stage Solid Rocket Motor (SRM) for the booster rocket of the Navy and Army’s hypersonic weapons on Oct. 28 This SRM test was a static fire test, part of a series of tests validating the newly developed common hypersonic ...

A 5,000-pound, GPS-guided GBU-72–an envisioned follow-on to the Raytheon Technologies’ [RTX] GBU-28 “bunker buster”–had its first release on July 23 and another successful firing from a U.S. Air Force 96th Test Wing F-15E flying at 35,000 feet over the Eglin AFB, Fla., ...

The U.S. Air Force on July 1 awarded Raytheon Technologies‘ [RTX] missiles and defense division in Tucson, Ariz. a $2 billion cost plus contract with performance incentives for the engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) phase of the Long Range Standoff Weapon (LRSO). The contract ...