Hypersonic OpFires Enters Manufacturing, Testing Phase

DARPA has released this rendering of an Operational Fires missile, including a two-stage booster and a shrouded payload.
Credit: DARPA
DARPA has launched the manufacturing and flight test phase of the Operational Fires (OpFires) program to demonstrate a hypersonic missile with a throttleable solid rocket motor and a variety of potential payloads, the agency announced on Jan. 11. A $58.9 million contract awarded to Lockheed on Jan...

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