Stratolaunch Wins Hypersonic Test Deal With MDA

Buoyed by an MDA award, Stratolaunch says the next flight test of the carrier aircraft is due in the coming weeks.
Credit: Stratolaunch
COLORADO SPRINGS—Hypersonic test vehicle and oversize carrier aircraft developer Stratolaunch has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) to provide a high-speed target and threat replicating capability. The award for an unspecified amount marks a first contract milestone...
Guy Norris

Guy is a Senior Editor for Aviation Week, covering technology and propulsion. He is based in Colorado Springs.

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