The U.S. Army has awarded two contracts—one to Dynetics and a second to Lockheed Martin—that will help advance the Pentagon’s goal of fielding a prototype hypersonic weapon by fiscal 2023. The Army Long Range Hypersonic Weapon (LRHW) will introduce a new class of maneuverable long-range missiles that will launch from mobile ground platforms. On Aug. 29, the Army awarded an “other transaction authority” (OTA) agreement to Dynetics for $351.6 million to produce ...

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