USA: OpFires und AGM-183A Air Launched Rapid Response Weapon

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USA: OpFires und AGM-183A Air Launched Rapid Response Weapon

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Air Force conducts successful hypersonic weapon flight test
The U.S. Air Force successfully conducted the first flight test of its AGM-183A Air Launched Rapid Response Weapon, or ARRW, on a B-52 Stratofortress aircraft on June 12 at Edwards Air Force Base, California.

A sensor-only version of the ARRW prototype was carried externally by a B-52 during the test to gather environmental and aircraft handling data.

The test gathered data on drag and vibration impacts on the weapon itself and on the external carriage equipment of the aircraft. The prototype did not have explosives and it was not released from the B-52 during the flight test. This type of data collection is required for all Air Force weapon systems undergoing development.

“We’re using the rapid prototyping authorities provided by Congress to quickly bring hypersonic weapon capabilities to the warfighter,” said Dr. Will Roper, assistant secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics. “We set out an aggressive schedule with ARRW. Getting to this flight test on time highlights the amazing work of our acquisition workforce and our partnership with Lockheed Martin and other industry partners.”

The Air Force is leading the way in air-launched hypersonic weapon prototyping efforts. As one of two rapid prototyping hypersonic efforts, ARRW is set to reach early operational capability by fiscal year 2022.
The flight test serves as the first of many flight tests that will expand the test parameters and capabilities of the ARRW prototype.

The ARRW rapid prototyping effort awarded a contract in August 2018 to Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, Orlando, Florida, for critical design review, test and production readiness support to facilitate fielded prototypes.
https://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display ... ight-test/





Air Force awards hypersonic weapon contract (13. August 2018)
Today the Air Force has awarded a contract not to exceed $480,000,000 to Lockheed Martin Missiles & Fire Control to begin designing a second hypersonic weapon prototype.

This contract will provide the critical design review, test and production readiness support for the Air-Launched Rapid Response Weapon (ARRW).
The ARRW effort is one of two hypersonic weapon prototyping efforts being pursued by the Air Force to accelerate hypersonic research and development. The Air Force is using rapid prototyping authorized by Section 804 of the FY16 National Defense Authorization Act to explore the art-of-the-possible and to advance these technologies to a capability in 2021.

Leaders from the Department of Defense, Missile Defense Agency, Air Force, Navy and Army signed a memorandum of agreement June 28 to work cooperatively on hypersonic boost glide technology development.
This undefinitized contract action allows the government to meet urgent needs by authorizing the contractor to begin work before reaching a final settlement on contract terms and conditions, to include a final negotiated price. The contract is expected to be definitized within 180 days of award.

The Air Force's other hypersonic weapon rapid prototyping effort is called the Hypersonic Conventional Strike Weapon (HCSW). The ARRW and HCSW efforts are developing unique capabilities for the warfighter and each has different technical approaches. The ARRW effort is "pushing the art-of-the-possible" by leveraging the technical base established by the Air Force/DARPA partnership. The HCSW effort is using mature technologies that have not been integrated for an air-launched delivery system.

The Armament Directorate of the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center is providing program management of these prototyping efforts.
https://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display ... -contract/


Operational Fires (OpFires) Integrated Weapon System
The OpFires Integrated Weapon System task will be a three-phased effort to design, develop and flight test an end-to-end demonstration system enabling a novel ground-launched system for tactical weapons deployment.
https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity ... e&_cview=0
  • A. OpFires Program Background and Overview

    The United States ground-based forces are currently limited in effective range of surface-to-surface precision fires. The OpFires program seeks to provide operational/theater level commanders with flexible capabilities to strike time-sensitive targets while providing persistent standoff from unpredictable land-launch positions. This flexibility would restore combatant commander options in force deployment and employment, enabling adaptable engagement at extended ranges.

    The overarching goal of the OpFires program is to develop and demonstrate a novel ground-launched system enabling hypersonic boost-glide weapons to penetrate modern enemy air defenses and rapidly and precisely engage critical time-sensitive targets. Specific capability objectives for the OpFires system and components are in the classified annex to this BAA. DARPA-CG-969 Rev. 1 provides instructions and guidelines on the classification/declassification of information and material associated with the OpFires program. Instructions for requesting the Classification Guide and classified annex are in Section IV., Application and Submission Information.

    The OpFires program includes three main elements:

    (1) This Integrated Weapon System BAA, referred to as Phase 3, focused on developing an operational system design and leveraging the innovative propulsion solutions under development in the Propulsion System task. This design will inform a prototype missile system suitable for integrated flight testing to demonstrate the end-to-end OpFires system. Proposals submitted for this effort must address the full scope of the program described herein.

    (2) The ongoing Propulsion System task, referred to as Phases 1 and 2, which is developing innovative propulsion solutions for an advanced tactical weapon system. Government Furnished Information (GFI) resulting from this effort may be provided to OpFires Integrated Weapon System task awardees.

    (3) A completed study to inform system and launcher characteristics. Details may be found in the classified annex to this BAA.

    For clarity and consistency, the OpFires program will use the following system and component definitions:
    • Payload – the hardware that will separate from the booster and execute the flight to target;
    • Booster – all propulsion associated hardware that is launched from the ground vehicle including: control actuator system (CAS), the rocket motor/engine(s), interstage hardware, nozzles and separation systems. Does not include the shroud or payload;
    • Missile – payload, booster, shroud (nose fairing);
    • Canister – assembly/launch tube to protect the missile during transport and storage;
    • All Up Round (AUR) – missile and any other hardware that is launched from the ground vehicle, when packaged in its canister;
    • Control Actuator System – the associated hardware that controls the flight of the vehicle. Can be applied to the missile, booster, or payload;
    • Launch Platform – Ground vehicle or trailer and associated interface hardware from which the missile will be launched.

Program Targets Innovative Propulsion Solutions for Ground-Based Weapons Delivery System (9. November 2018)

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The joint DARPA/U.S. Army Operational Fires (OpFires) program will soon kick off with three performers awarded contracts to begin work: Aerojet Rocketdyne, Exquadrum, and Sierra Nevada Corporation.
https://www.darpa.mil/news-events/2018-11-09
  • Operational Fires (OpFires) Propulsion System
    A. OpFires Program Background and Overview

    The United States ground-based forces are currently limited in effective range of surface-to-surface precision fires. The OpFires program seeks to provide operational/theater level commanders with flexible capabilities to strike time sensitive targets while providing persistent standoff from unpredictable land launch positions. This flexibility would restore combatant commander options in force deployment and employment, enabling adaptable engagement at extended ranges.

    The overarching goal of the OpFires program is to develop and demonstrate a novel ground-launched system enabling advanced tactical weapons to penetrate modern enemy air defenses and rapidly and precisely engage critical time sensitive targets.
    The OpFires program includes four main elements:

    (1) This Propulsion System BAA, focused on innovative propulsion solutions for an advanced tactical weapon system. Proposals submitted for this effort must address the full scope of the program described herein.

    (2) Abstracts for component or Constituent Technology. Submission of abstracts for component or Constituent Technologies that enable novel propulsion concepts are encouraged at this time. Abstracts may be unclassified. For additional details, see section IV.B.3.a.

    (3) An ongoing study to define system and launcher characteristics. Results of this effort will be Government Furnished Information (GFI) to OpFires Propulsion System task awardees.

    (4) A planned Weapon System Integration BAA, which may develop and integrate this propulsion effort into a missile system culminating in an integrated flight test campaign to demonstrate the end-to-end OpFires system. The Weapon System Integration BAA is anticipated to overlap with Phase 2 of this Propulsion System task (see Figure 1).

    For clarity and consistency, the OpFires program will use the following system and component definitions:
    • Payload – the hardware that will separate from the booster and execute the flight to target;
    • Booster – all propulsion associated hardware that is launched from the ground vehicle including: control actuator system (CAS), the rocket motor/engine(s), interstage hardware, nozzles and separation systems. Does not include the shroud or Payload;
    • Missile – Payload, Booster, shroud (nose fairing)
    • Canister – assembly/ launch tube to protect the missile during transport and storage
    • All Up Round (AUR) – Missile and any other hardware that is launched from the ground vehicle, as well as its Canister.
    • Control Actuator System – the associated hardware that controls the flight of the vehicle. Can be applied to the AUR, Booster, or Payload;
    • Launch Platform – Ground vehicle or trailer and associated interface hardware from which the Missile will be launched.
    https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity ... e&_cview=1

P.S.O.T.:
  • Glide Breaker
    Solicitation Number: HR001119S0008
    Synopsis:

    Added: Nov 06, 2018 8:40 am

    Glide Breaker will develop an enabling technology critical for an advanced interceptor capable of defeating hypersonic vehicles. Key aspects of the Glide Breaker program are classified. Only proposals addressing the classified aspects of Glide Breaker will be eligible for funding under this BAA.
    https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity ... e&_cview=1
  • Broad Agency Announcment - Concept Definition for Hypersonic Defense Weapon Systems
    Solicitation Number: HQ0147-18-S-0001
    Synopsis:

    Added: Apr 27, 2018 5:55 pm
    MDA is requesting Industry to submit white papers for Concept Definition for Hypersonic Defense (HD) Weapon Systems during the Threats Glide and Terminal Flight Phases for both kinetic & non-kinetic weapons to support the missile defense system. Special Topic BAA is attached. HQ0147-18-S-0001 - Concept Definition for Hypersonic Defense Weapon Systems


    Added: Sep 27, 2018 3:22 pm
    Missile Defense Agency - September 26, 2018 Contract Announcement

    The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Cambridge, MA, is being awarded a competitive firm-fixed-price contract. The total value of this contract is $1,000,000. Under this new contract, the contractor will further develop and refine their Hypersonic Defense Weapon Systems Concept Definition White Paper titled "Hypervelocity Air-Breather (HSAB)". The work will be performed in Cambridge, MA. The performance period is from September 28, 2018 through February 28, 2019. This contract was competitively procured via publication on the Federal Business Opportunities website under the MDA's Special Topic Broad Agency Announcement for Concept Definition for Hypersonic Defense Weapon Systems, HQ0147-18-S-0001. Fiscal Year 2018 Research, Development, Test and Engineering funds in the amount of $227,524 are being obligated at the time of award. The Missile Defense Agency, Huntsville, Alabama, is the contracting activity (HQ0147-18-C-6511).

    Contracting office point of contact: Janalee Mathy, 256-450-1462
    Report Control Symbol: DD-LA-(AR) 1279


    Added: Sep 27, 2018 3:23 pm
    Missile Defense Agency - September 26, 2018 Contract Announcement

    Lockheed Martin Space, Sunnyvale, CA, is being awarded a competitive firm-fixed-price contract. The total value of this contract is $1,000,000. Under this new contract, the contractor will further develop and refine their Hypersonic Defense Weapon Systems Concept Definition White Paper titled "Hypersonic Defense Weapon System Concept - Dart". The work will be performed in Sunnyvale, CA. The performance period is from September 28, 2018 through February 28, 2019. This contract was competitively procured via publication on the Federal Business Opportunities website under the MDA's Special Topic Broad Agency Announcement for Concept Definition for Hypersonic Defense Weapon Systems, HQ0147-18-S-0001. Fiscal Year 2018 Research, Development, Test and Engineering funds in the amount of $227,524 are being obligated at the time of award. The Missile Defense Agency, Huntsville, Alabama, is the contracting activity (HQ0147-18-C-6500).

    Contracting office point of contact: Janalee Mathy, 256-450-1462
    Report Control Symbol: DD-LA-(AR) 1279


    Added: Sep 27, 2018 3:26 pm
    Missile Defense Agency - September 26, 2018 Contract Announcement

    Raytheon Company, Missile Systems, Tucson, AZ, is being awarded a competitive firm-fixed-price contract. The total value of this contract is $1,000,000. Under this new contract, the contractor will further develop and refine their Hypersonic Defense Weapon Systems Concept Definition White Paper titled "HD-FLAK". The work will be performed in Tucson, AZ. The performance period is from September 28, 2018 through February 28, 2019. This contract was competitively procured via publication on the Federal Business Opportunities website under the MDA's Special Topic Broad Agency Announcement for Concept Definition for Hypersonic Defense Weapon Systems, HQ0147-18-S-0001. Fiscal Year 2018 Research, Development, Test and Engineering funds in the amount of $227,524 are being obligated at the time of award. The Missile Defense Agency, Huntsville, Alabama, is the contracting activity (HQ0147-18-C-6501).

    Contracting office point of contact: Janalee Mathy, 256-450-1462
    Report Control Symbol: DD-LA-(AR) 1279


    Added: Sep 27, 2018 3:26 pm
    Missile Defense Agency - September 26, 2018 Contract Announcement

    Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, Grand Prairie, TX, is being awarded a competitive firm-fixed-price contract. The total value of this contract is $1,000,000. Under this new contract, the contractor will further develop and refine their Hypersonic Defense Weapon Systems Concept Definition White Paper titled "Valkyrie Interceptor Terminal Hypersonic Defense". The work will be performed in Grand Prairie, TX. The performance period is from September 28, 2018 through February 28, 2019. This contract was competitively procured via publication on the Federal Business Opportunities website under the MDA's Special Topic Broad Agency Announcement for Concept Definition for Hypersonic Defense Weapon Systems, HQ0147-18-S-0001. Fiscal Year 2018 Research, Development, Test and Engineering funds in the amount of $227,524 are being obligated at the time of award. The Missile Defense Agency, Huntsville, Alabama, is the contracting activity (HQ0147-18-C-6512).

    Contracting office point of contact: Janalee Mathy, 256-450-1462
    Report Control Symbol: DD-LA-(AR) 1279


    Added: Sep 27, 2018 3:30 pm
    Missile Defense Agency - September 26, 2018 Contract Announcement

    Raytheon Company, Missile Systems, Tucson, AZ, is being awarded a competitive firm-fixed-price contract. The total value of this contract is $1,000,000. Under this new contract, the contractor will further develop and refine their Hypersonic Defense Weapon Systems Concept Definition White Paper titled "SM3-HAWK". The work will be performed in Tucson, AZ. The performance period is from September 28, 2018 through February 28, 2019. This contract was competitively procured via publication on the Federal Business Opportunities website under the MDA's Special Topic Broad Agency Announcement for Concept Definition for Hypersonic Defense Weapon Systems, HQ0147-18-S-0001. Fiscal Year 2018 Research, Development, Test and Engineering funds in the amount of $227,524 are being obligated at the time of award. The Missile Defense Agency, Huntsville, Alabama, is the contracting activity (HQ0147-18-C-6502).

    Contracting office point of contact: Janalee Mathy, 256-450-1462
    Report Control Symbol: DD-LA-(AR) 1279


    Added: Sep 27, 2018 3:33 pm
    Missile Defense Agency - September 26, 2018 Contract Announcement

    General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems, Huntsville, AL, is being awarded a competitive firm-fixed-price contract. The total value of this contract is $1,000,000. Under this new contract, the contractor will further develop and refine their Hypersonic Defense Weapon Systems Concept Definition White Paper titled "Hypervelocity Projectile System". The work will be performed in Huntsville, AL. The performance period is from September 28, 2018 through February 28, 2019. This contract was competitively procured via publication on the Federal Business Opportunities website under the MDA's Special Topic Broad Agency Announcement for Concept Definition for Hypersonic Defense Weapon Systems, HQ0147-18-S-0001. Fiscal Year 2018 Research, Development, Test and Engineering funds in the amount of $227,524 are being obligated at the time of award. The Missile Defense Agency, Huntsville, Alabama, is the contracting activity (HQ0147-18-C-6513).

    Contracting office point of contact: Janalee Mathy, 256-450-1462
    Report Control Symbol: DD-LA-(AR) 1279


    Added: Sep 27, 2018 3:37 pm
    Missile Defense Agency - September 26, 2018 Contract Announcement

    Raytheon Company, Missile Systems, Tucson, AZ, is being awarded a competitive firm-fixed-price contract. The total value of this contract is $1,000,000. Under this new contract, the contractor will further develop and refine their Hypersonic Defense Weapon Systems Concept Definition White Paper titled "SkyFire Family of Hypersonic Interceptors". The work will be performed in Tucson, AZ. The performance period is from September 28, 2018 through February 28, 2019. This contract was competitively procured via publication on the Federal Business Opportunities website under the MDA's Special Topic Broad Agency Announcement for Concept Definition for Hypersonic Defense Weapon Systems, HQ0147-18-S-0001. Fiscal Year 2018 Research, Development, Test and Engineering funds in the amount of $227,524 are being obligated at the time of award. The Missile Defense Agency, Huntsville, Alabama, is the contracting activity (HQ0147-18-C-6503).

    Contracting office point of contact: Janalee Mathy, 256-450-1462
    Report Control Symbol: DD-LA-(AR) 1279


    Added: Sep 27, 2018 3:37 pm
    Missile Defense Agency - September 26, 2018 Contract Announcement

    BAE Systems Land & Armaments, Minneapolis, MN, is being awarded a competitive firm-fixed-price contract. The total value of this contract is $1,000,000. Under this new contract, the contractor will further develop and refine their Hypersonic Defense Weapon Systems Concept Definition White Paper titled "BAE Systems Advanced HVP Point Defense System". The work will be performed in Minneapolis, MN. The performance period is from September 28, 2018 through February 28, 2019. This contract was competitively procured via publication on the Federal Business Opportunities website under the MDA's Special Topic Broad Agency Announcement for Concept Definition for Hypersonic Defense Weapon Systems, HQ0147-18-S-0001. Fiscal Year 2018 Research, Development, Test and Engineering funds in the amount of $227,524 are being obligated at the time of award. The Missile Defense Agency, Huntsville, Alabama, is the contracting activity (HQ0147-18-C-6514).

    Contracting office point of contact: Janalee Mathy, 256-450-1462
    Report Control Symbol: DD-LA-(AR) 1279


    Added: Sep 27, 2018 3:39 pm
    Missile Defense Agency - September 26, 2018 Contract Announcement

    Lockheed Martin Space, Sunnyvale, CA, is being awarded a competitive firm-fixed-price contract. The total value of this contract is $1,000,000. Under this new contract, the contractor will further develop and refine their Hypersonic Defense Weapon Systems Concept Definition White Paper titled "Space Based Hypersonic Defender". The work will be performed in Sunnyvale, CA. The performance period is from September 28, 2018 through February 28, 2019. This contract was competitively procured via publication on the Federal Business Opportunities website under the MDA's Special Topic Broad Agency Announcement for Concept Definition for Hypersonic Defense Weapon Systems, HQ0147-18-S-0001. Fiscal Year 2018 Research, Development, Test and Engineering funds in the amount of $227,524 are being obligated at the time of award. The Missile Defense Agency, Huntsville, Alabama, is the contracting activity (HQ0147-18-C-6504).

    Contracting office point of contact: Janalee Mathy, 256-450-1462
    Report Control Symbol: DD-LA-(AR) 1279


    Added: Sep 27, 2018 3:40 pm
    Missile Defense Agency - September 26, 2018 Contract Announcement

    The Boeing Company, Albuquerque, NM, is being awarded a competitive firm-fixed-price contract. The total value of this contract is $1,000,000. Under this new contract, the contractor will further develop and refine their Hypersonic Defense Weapon Systems Concept Definition White Paper titled "Directed Energy Weapon Concept Definition for Hypersonic Defense". The work will be performed in Albuquerque, NM. The performance period is from September 28, 2018 through February 28, 2019. This contract was competitively procured via publication on the Federal Business Opportunities website under the MDA's Special Topic Broad Agency Announcement for Concept Definition for Hypersonic Defense Weapon Systems, HQ0147-18-S-0001. Fiscal Year 2018 Research, Development, Test and Engineering funds in the amount of $227,524 are being obligated at the time of award. The Missile Defense Agency, Huntsville, Alabama, is the contracting activity (HQ0147-18-C-6515).

    Contracting office point of contact: Janalee Mathy, 256-450-1462
    Report Control Symbol: DD-LA-(AR) 1279


    Added: Sep 27, 2018 3:40 pm
    Missile Defense Agency - September 26, 2018 Contract Announcement

    The Boeing Company, Huntsville, AL, is being awarded a competitive firm-fixed-price contract. The total value of this contract is $1,000,000. Under this new contract, the contractor will further develop and refine their Hypersonic Defense Weapon Systems Concept Definition White Paper titled "Hypervelocity Interceptor (HYVINT) Concept for Hypersonic Weapons". The work will be performed in Huntsville, AL. The performance period is from September 28, 2018 through February 28, 2019. This contract was competitively procured via publication on the Federal Business Opportunities website under the MDA's Special Topic Broad Agency Announcement for Concept Definition for Hypersonic Defense Weapon Systems, HQ0147-18-S-0001. Fiscal Year 2018 Research, Development, Test and Engineering funds in the amount of $227,524 are being obligated at the time of award. The Missile Defense Agency, Huntsville, Alabama, is the contracting activity (HQ0147-18-C-6505).

    Contracting office point of contact: Janalee Mathy, 256-450-1462
    Report Control Symbol: DD-LA-(AR) 1279


    Added: Sep 27, 2018 3:42 pm
    Missile Defense Agency - September 26, 2018 Contract Announcement

    Northrop Grumman/Orbital Sciences Corporation, Chandler, AZ, is being awarded a competitive firm-fixed-price contract. The total value of this contract is $1,000,000. Under this new contract, the contractor will further develop and refine their Hypersonic Defense Weapon Systems Concept Definition White Paper titled "Concept Definition for Hypersonic Defense Weapon Systems (HDWS)". The work will be performed in Chandler, AZ. The performance period is from September 28, 2018 through February 28, 2019. This contract was competitively procured via publication on the Federal Business Opportunities website under the MDA's Special Topic Broad Agency Announcement for Concept Definition for Hypersonic Defense Weapon Systems, HQ0147-18-S-0001. Fiscal Year 2018 Research, Development, Test and Engineering funds in the amount of $227,524 are being obligated at the time of award. The Missile Defense Agency, Huntsville, Alabama, is the contracting activity (HQ0147-18-C-6506).

    Contracting office point of contact: Janalee Mathy, 256-450-1462
    Report Control Symbol: DD-LA-(AR) 1279


    Added: Sep 27, 2018 3:43 pm
    Missile Defense Agency - September 26, 2018 Contract Announcement

    Raytheon Company, Albuquerque, NM, is being awarded a competitive firm-fixed-price contract. The total value of this contract is $1,000,000. Under this new contract, the contractor will further develop and refine their Hypersonic Defense Weapon Systems Concept Definition White Paper titled "Non-Kinetic Concept for Hypersonic Defense". The work will be performed in Albuquerque, NM. The performance period is from September 28, 2018 through February 28, 2019. This contract was competitively procured via publication on the Federal Business Opportunities website under the MDA's Special Topic Broad Agency Announcement for Concept Definition for Hypersonic Defense Weapon Systems, HQ0147-18-S-0001. Fiscal Year 2018 Research, Development, Test and Engineering funds in the amount of $227,524 are being obligated at the time of award. The Missile Defense Agency, Huntsville, Alabama, is the contracting activity (HQ0147-18-C-6516).

    Contracting office point of contact: Janalee Mathy, 256-450-1462
    Report Control Symbol: DD-LA-(AR) 1279


    Added: Sep 27, 2018 3:44 pm
    Missile Defense Agency - September 26, 2018 Contract Announcement

    Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, Grand Prairie, TX, is being awarded a competitive firm-fixed-price contract. The total value of this contract is $1,000,000. Under this new contract, the contractor will further develop and refine their Hypersonic Defense Weapon Systems Concept Definition White Paper titled "Hypersonic Defense Air-Launched Weapon System Concept". The work will be performed in Grand Prairie, TX. The performance period is from September 28, 2018 through February 28, 2019. This contract was competitively procured via publication on the Federal Business Opportunities website under the MDA's Special Topic Broad Agency Announcement for Concept Definition for Hypersonic Defense Weapon Systems, HQ0147-18-S-0001. Fiscal Year 2018 Research, Development, Test and Engineering funds in the amount of $227,524 are being obligated at the time of award. The Missile Defense Agency, Huntsville, Alabama, is the contracting activity (HQ0147-18-C-6507).

    Contracting office point of contact: Janalee Mathy, 256-450-1462
    Report Control Symbol: DD-LA-(AR) 1279


    Added: Sep 27, 2018 3:46 pm
    Missile Defense Agency - September 26, 2018 Contract Announcement

    Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation, Huntsville, AL, is being awarded a competitive firm-fixed-price contract. The total value of this contract is $1,000,000. Under this new contract, the contractor will further develop and refine their Hypersonic Defense Weapon Systems Concept Definition White Paper titled "Hypersonic Defense Weapon System (HDWS)". The work will be performed in Huntsville, AL. The performance period is from September 28, 2018 through February 28, 2019. This contract was competitively procured via publication on the Federal Business Opportunities website under the MDA's Special Topic Broad Agency Announcement for Concept Definition for Hypersonic Defense Weapon Systems, HQ0147-18-S-0001. Fiscal Year 2018 Research, Development, Test and Engineering funds in the amount of $227,524 are being obligated at the time of award. The Missile Defense Agency, Huntsville, Alabama, is the contracting activity (HQ0147-18-C-6508).

    Contracting office point of contact: Janalee Mathy, 256-450-1462
    Report Control Symbol: DD-LA-(AR) 1279


    Added: Sep 27, 2018 3:46 pm
    Missile Defense Agency - September 26, 2018 Contract Announcement

    Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation, Linthicum, MD, is being awarded a competitive firm-fixed-price contract. The total value of this contract is $1,000,000. Under this new contract, the contractor will further develop and refine their Hypersonic Defense Weapon Systems Concept Definition White Paper titled "Terminal and Regional Electronic Attack Defense System (TREADS)". The work will be performed in Linthicum, MD. The performance period is from September 28, 2018 through February 28, 2019. This contract was competitively procured via publication on the Federal Business Opportunities website under the MDA's Special Topic Broad Agency Announcement for Concept Definition for Hypersonic Defense Weapon Systems, HQ0147-18-S-0001. Fiscal Year 2018 Research, Development, Test and Engineering funds in the amount of $227,524 are being obligated at the time of award. The Missile Defense Agency, Huntsville, Alabama, is the contracting activity (HQ0147-18-C-6517).

    Contracting office point of contact: Janalee Mathy, 256-450-1462
    Report Control Symbol: DD-LA-(AR) 1279


    Added: Sep 27, 2018 3:48 pm
    Missile Defense Agency - September 26, 2018 Contract Announcement

    General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems, Huntsville, AL, is being awarded a competitive firm-fixed-price contract. The total value of this contract is $1,000,000. Under this new contract, the contractor will further develop and refine their Hypersonic Defense Weapon Systems Concept Definition White Paper titled "Hypervelocity Interceptor Systems". The work will be performed in Huntsville, AL. The performance period is from September 28, 2018 through February 28, 2019. This contract was competitively procured via publication on the Federal Business Opportunities website under the MDA's Special Topic Broad Agency Announcement for Concept Definition for Hypersonic Defense Weapon Systems, HQ0147-18-S-0001. Fiscal Year 2018 Research, Development, Test and Engineering funds in the amount of $227,524 are being obligated at the time of award. The Missile Defense Agency, Huntsville, Alabama, is the contracting activity (HQ0147-18-C-6509).

    Contracting office point of contact: Janalee Mathy, 256-450-1462
    Report Control Symbol: DD-LA-(AR) 1279


    Added: Sep 27, 2018 3:49 pm
    Missile Defense Agency - September 26, 2018 Contract Announcement

    The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Cambridge, MA, is being awarded a competitive firm-fixed-price contract. The total value of this contract is $1,000,000. Under this new contract, the contractor will further develop and refine their Hypersonic Defense Weapon Systems Concept Definition White Paper titled "Hypervelocity Projectile Area-Defense Weapon System (HPAWS)". The work will be performed in Cambridge, MA. The performance period is from September 28, 2018 through February 28, 2019. This contract was competitively procured via publication on the Federal Business Opportunities website under the MDA's Special Topic Broad Agency Announcement for Concept Definition for Hypersonic Defense Weapon Systems, HQ0147-18-S-0001. Fiscal Year 2018 Research, Development, Test and Engineering funds in the amount of $227,524 are being obligated at the time of award. The Missile Defense Agency, Huntsville, Alabama, is the contracting activity (HQ0147-18-C-6510).

    Contracting office point of contact: Janalee Mathy, 256-450-1462
    Report Control Symbol: DD-LA-(AR) 1279


    Added: Sep 27, 2018 3:49 pm
    Missile Defense Agency - September 26, 2018 Contract Announcement

    Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation, Redondo Beach, CA, is being awarded a competitive firm-fixed-price contract. The total value of this contract is $1,000,000. Under this new contract, the contractor will further develop and refine their Hypersonic Defense Weapon Systems Concept Definition White Paper titled "Non-Kinetic Weapon System Concept for Point Defense". The work will be performed in Redondo Beach, CA. The performance period is from September 28, 2018 through February 28, 2019. This contract was competitively procured via publication on the Federal Business Opportunities website under the MDA's Special Topic Broad Agency Announcement for Concept Definition for Hypersonic Defense Weapon Systems, HQ0147-18-S-0001. Fiscal Year 2018 Research, Development, Test and Engineering funds in the amount of $227,524 are being obligated at the time of award. The Missile Defense Agency, Huntsville, Alabama, is the contracting activity (HQ0147-18-C-6518).

    Contracting office point of contact: Janalee Mathy, 256-450-1462
    Report Control Symbol: DD-LA-(AR) 1279


    Added: Sep 27, 2018 3:52 pm
    Missile Defense Agency - September 26, 2018 Contract Announcement

    Lockheed Martin Space, Sunnyvale, CA, is being awarded a competitive firm-fixed-price contract. The total value of this contract is $1,000,000. Under this new contract, the contractor will further develop and refine their Hypersonic Defense Weapon Systems Concept Definition White Paper titled "Non-Kinetic Hypersonic Defense Weapon System". The work will be performed in Sunnyvale, CA. The performance period is from September 28, 2018 through February 28, 2019. This contract was competitively procured via publication on the Federal Business Opportunities website under the MDA's Special Topic Broad Agency Announcement for Concept Definition for Hypersonic Defense Weapon Systems, HQ0147-18-S-0001. Fiscal Year 2018 Research, Development, Test and Engineering funds in the amount of $227,524 are being obligated at the time of award. The Missile Defense Agency, Huntsville, Alabama, is the contracting activity (HQ0147-18-C-6519).

    Contracting office point of contact: Janalee Mathy, 256-450-1462
    Report Control Symbol: DD-LA-(AR) 1279


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    Missile Defense Agency - September 26, 2018 Contract Announcement

    L3 Technologies, Camden, NJ, is being awarded a competitive firm-fixed-price contract. The total value of this contract is $1,000,000. Under this new contract, the contractor will further develop and refine their Hypersonic Defense Weapon Systems Concept Definition White Paper titled "Non-Kinetic Hypersonic Defense Weapon System". The work will be performed in Camden, NJ. The performance period is from September 28, 2018 through February 28, 2019. This contract was competitively procured via publication on the Federal Business Opportunities website under the MDA's Special Topic Broad Agency Announcement for Concept Definition for Hypersonic Defense Weapon Systems, HQ0147-18-S-0001. Fiscal Year 2018 Research, Development, Test and Engineering funds in the amount of $227,524 are being obligated at the time of award. The Missile Defense Agency, Huntsville, Alabama, is the contracting activity (HQ0147-18-C-6520).
    https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity ... e&_cview=1
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Expanded carriage demonstration showcases possible B-1B capability (6. September 2019)

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The 412th Test Wing, along with Air Force Global Strike Command and industry partners, held an expanded carriage demonstration with the B-1B Lancer bomber at Edwards Air Force Base, California, Aug. 28.

The demonstration showcased the feasibility of increasing the B-1B weapons capacity to integrate future advanced weapons.

The two potential programs – external carriage and long bay options – would allow the B-1B to carry weapons externally, significantly increasing its magazine capacity for munitions, as well as adding larger, heavier munitions, such as hypersonic weapons.
Ross said the expanded capabilities will be conventional only, keeping the aircraft compliant with New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, or New START.
https://www.edwards.af.mil/News/Article ... apability/
(VIDEO) B-52 continues “mothership” role during hypersonic test (21. Juni 2019)

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https://www.edwards.af.mil/News/Article ... onic-test/

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LM awarded nearly USD1 bn for Air-Launched Rapid Response Weapon
Lockheed Martin has been awarded nearly USD1 billion for the critical design review, test, and production readiness support of the AGM-183A Air-Launched Rapid Response Weapon (ARRW) air-to-surface hypersonic weapon.

Announced by the US Department of Defense (DoD) on 2 December, the award for Lockheed Martin Missile and Fire Control is valued at USD988.93 million and definitises the contract terms, specifications, and price of the project. USD23 million has been obligated to date. Work will be performed at Orlando, Florida, and is expected to be completed by 31 December 2022.
https://www.janes.com/article/92966/lm- ... nse-weapon
Lockheed Martin Missile and Fire Control, Orlando, Florida, has been awarded a $988,832,126 definitization modification (PZ0010) to previously-awarded contract FA8681-18-C-0021 for Air-Launched Rapid Response Weapon critical design review, test and production readiness support. The contract modification will definitize the contract terms, specifications and price. Work will be performed at Orlando, Florida, and is expected to be completed Dec. 31, 2022. The total cumulative face value of the contract is $988,832,126. Fiscal 2020 research, development, test and evaluation funds are being obligated in the amount of $23,000,000 at the time of award. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, is the contracting activity.
https://www.defense.gov/Newsroom/Contra ... e/2030017/



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Hypersonic tests, modernization top Army budget request
The Army will test-fire multiple land-based hypersonic missiles later this year, said Secretary of the Army Ryan D. McCarthy, as leaders zero in on their 2023 goal to deliver high-speed munitions that "fly further, hit their targets, and increase reach and lethality" to the joint fight.
https://www.army.mil/article/233397/hyp ... et_request

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Department of Defense Tests Hypersonic Glide Body

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The Department of Defense successfully tested a hypersonic glide body in a flight experiment conducted from the Pacific Missile Range Facility, Kauai, Hawaii, March 19 at approximately 10:30 p.m. local time (HST).

The U.S. Navy and U.S. Army jointly executed the launch of a common hypersonic glide body (C-HGB), which flew at hypersonic speed to a designated impact point.

Concurrently, the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) monitored and gathered tracking data from the flight experiment that will inform its ongoing development of systems designed to defend against adversary hypersonic weapons.

Information gathered from this and future experiments will further inform DOD's hypersonic technology development, and this event is a major milestone towards the department's goal of fielding hypersonic warfighting capabilities in the early- to mid-2020s.

''This test builds on the success we had with Flight Experiment 1 in October 2017, in which our C-HGB achieved sustained hypersonic glide at our target distances,'' said Vice Adm. Johnny R. Wolfe, Director, Navy's Strategic Systems Programs, which is the lead designer for the C-HGB. ''In this test we put additional stresses on the system and it was able to handle them all, due to the phenomenal expertise of our top notch team of individuals from across government, industry and academia. Today we validated our design and are now ready to move to the next phase towards fielding a hypersonic strike capability.''
The C-HGB – when fully fielded – will comprise the weapon's conventional warhead, guidance system, cabling, and thermal protection shield. The Navy and Army are working closely with industry to develop the C-HGB with Navy as the lead designer, and Army as the lead for production. Each service will use the C-HGB, while developing individual weapon systems and launchers tailored for launch from sea or land.
https://www.defense.gov/Newsroom/Releas ... lide-body/

Department of Defense Tests Hypersonic Glide Body

https://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=112406

https://www.army.mil/article/233873/dep ... glide_body

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https://www.dvidshub.net/video/743686/d ... glide-body

https://www.dynetics.com/hypersonics/


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Rapid Capabilities and Critical Technologies Office
Industry Open House

Hypersonics
Mr. Robert Strider and Mr. Robert Picht Jr.
12 June 2019

The Army will field an experimental/prototype Hypersonic Weapons System with residual operational capability NLT FY2023 at the Battery Level as part of the Strategic Fires Battalion in support of Multi-domainOperations.
https://rapidcapabilitiesoffice.army.mi ... rviews.pdf

Mission Space

Operational testing of hypersonic weapons, directed-energy systems, and autonomous and unmanned vehicles is either now underway or planned in the near future. Adequate operational testing will require long-range corridors that are in excess of currently available air, land, and sea space. The Department continues to be concerned about increased development in the eastern Gulf of Mexico, where the existing statutory Moratorium on oil and gas development expires in 2022. The Department is also concerned about certain areas of the mid-Atlantic and off the coast of California, which are being considered for wind power development.
https://www.dote.osd.mil/Portals/97/pub ... 115634-877



Challenges of Integrated Testing & Training
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https://www.itea.org/conference-proceed ... oceedings/

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US Air Force launches study of another hypersonic cruise missile

https://www.flightglobal.com/fixed-wing ... 51.article


Future Hypersonics Program
The Department of Defense, United States Air Force (USAF), Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC), Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC), Armament Directorate, is currently conducting market research seeking capabilities statements from potential sources, including small businesses (SB), 8(a), HUBZone, Economically Disadvantaged Woman-Owned (EDWOSB), Woman-Owned (WOSB), Service Disabled Veteran Owned (SDVOSB) small businesses for an effort involving systems integration of a Weapon Open System Architecture (WOSA)-based, solid-rocket boosted, air-breathing, hypersonic conventional cruise missile, air-launched from existing fighter/bomber aircraft into a preliminary design. The effort involves the use of Digital Engineering (DE) and Model-Based Engineering (MBE) practices for requirements, design, trade studies, and analyses; as well as the use of DE/MBE to accomplish technical planning for qualification, component/subsystem testing, manufacturing, and sustainment of the air-breathing hypersonic cruise missile under representative operational conditions. In order for a vendor to be deemed qualified, its capability statement must demonstrate its capability in the following: sustained air-breathing hypersonic propulsion (ramjet, scramjet, or dual-mode), stable hypersonic aerodynamics, aero-thermal protection systems, solid rocket motors, warhead/missile integration, advanced hypersonic guidance, navigation, and control including advanced subsystem technologies and communications, and fighter/bomber weapon integration. This weapon system must be designed and analyzed to achieve a Preliminary Design Review (PDR) in 4QFY21.
https://beta.sam.gov/opp/7201c51b033b46 ... rue&page=1
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Systems Engineering Approach to Hypersonics: A Space Domain Perspective

https://plsadaptive.s3.amazonaws.com/ec ... d252337fa3


Creating DoD and Academic Partnerships to Align Research Discoveries

https://plsadaptive.s3.amazonaws.com/ec ... cf7faa03c2


Advancing Challenging Aerothermodynamic and Propulsion System Phenomena Via Hypersonic Vehicle Simulation

https://plsadaptive.s3.amazonaws.com/ec ... 294ef39d1d


Traditional Heat Transfer And Fluid Mechanics Investigations For Hypersonic Flight

https://plsadaptive.s3.amazonaws.com/ec ... 189edf7dcc

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Remarks by President Trump at Presentation of the United States Space Force Flag and Signing of an Armed Forces Day Proclamation
THE PRESIDENT: Well, thank you very much. I appreciate it. We’re building, right now, incredible military equipment at a level that nobody has ever seen before. We have no choice. We have to do it — with the adversaries we have out there.

We have a — I call it the “super-duper missile.” And I heard the other night, 17 times faster than what they have right now.

SECRETARY ESPER: Yes, sir.

THE PRESIDENT: And you take the fastest missile we have right now — you’ve heard Russia has five times, and China is working on five or six times. We have one 17 times. And it’s just gotten the go-ahead. Seventeen times faster, if you can believe that, General. That’s something, right? Seventeen times faster than what we have right now. Fastest in the world by a factor of almost three.

So I just want to congratulate everybody and thank everybody. Space is going to be — it’s going to be the future, both in terms of defense and offense and so many other things.

And already, from what I’m hearing and based on reports, we’re now the leader in space, and that took place. Don’t forget, we’re having a meeting today. This is really to unfurl the flag. But we’ve been doing this now for quite a while. I have to say that from my standpoint, having a force — a space force, in this case, but to be adding to the Joint Chiefs of Staff, which I’ve known about and read about and heard about all my life — just like General Milley to be the head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is something that’s a very special thing.

Well, to add another force into the Joint Chiefs and — and we’re getting a four star. In this case, we’re getting a four-star general on your board. So we’re doing something — right here. So we’re doing something that is such a monumental task.

So it’s been more than 72 years. The Air Force, I believe, was the last one. And so we have Air Force. And not since the Air Force has anything like this happened, and now we have Space Force added on with — with full honors, I must add. With full honors.

So today, we’re here for a very important — it’s really an important occasion because we’re unfurling the flag. And with us is Chief Master Sergeant Roger Towberman. And he is — I’d like you to say exactly, because his rank is a very special rank. Tell us about that rank.

CHIEF MASTER SERGEANT TOWBERMAN: Yes, sir. I’m the senior enlisted advisor for the United States Space Force.
https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-st ... clamation/


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Das konische Metallteil auf dem Tisch ist das Projektil einer Railgun.



https://www.flickr.com/photos/sec-army- ... 8446/page2 Es gibt in diesem "Justification Book" noch ein paar interessante Informationen zu Hyperschallwaffen:

Department of Defense
Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Budget Estimates


February 2020
000: Insensitive Munitions

[...]

Title: Enhanced Munitions (previously Insensitive Muntions)

[...]

FY 2020 Plans:
  • Evaluation of novel ingredients to increase conventional propellant burn rate for extended range across a suite of munitions. Investigate the addition of new metal materials to increase the trust of solid fuel hypersonic weapons. Demonstrate the printing of a new ignition feature for use in boost motors for hypersonic weapons.
https://comptroller.defense.gov/Portals ... n_Book.pdf

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Army Shows First-Ever Footage Of New Hypersonic Missile In Flight And Impacting

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