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  • Hypersonic Weapons, A Challenge and Opportunity for Strategic Arms Control

    Hypersonic Weapons, A Challenge and Opportunity for Strategic Arms Control

    An independent study of United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) and  United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) The pursuit by several nuclear-armed States of novel longrange strike options has received little attention in multilateral disarmament discussions despite their …
  • Lockheed Martin Working $2.5B in Hypersonic Weapon Contracts

    Lockheed Martin Working $2.5B in Hypersonic Weapon Contracts

    Lockheed Martin is working through $2.5 billion in military contracts to develop a variety of hypersonic weapons in a bid to catch up with developments from China and Russia, company chief executive Marillyn Hewson said during a Tuesday earnings calls. …
  • Is the Pentagon moving quickly enough on hypersonic defense?

    Is the Pentagon moving quickly enough on hypersonic defense?

    Is the Pentagon moving quickly enough on hypersonic defense?     WASHINGTON — As the Pentagon looks to catch up with China and Russia in the hypersonic arms race, there is a widespread acknowledgement that the technology to defend against …
  • Air Force X-60A hypersonic rocket readies for design, demonstration, and test phase beyond Mach 5

    Air Force X-60A hypersonic rocket readies for design, demonstration, and test phase beyond Mach 5

      WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Air Force Research Laboratory’s X-60A program completed its Critical Design Review, a major milestone in the program.  The program now moves into the fabrication phase. The USAF lab, in partnership with Generation Orbit Launch Services, …
  • Raytheon wins DARPA contract to develop TBG hypersonic weapons

    Raytheon wins DARPA contract to develop TBG hypersonic weapons

      Raytheon Company has received a contract from the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to further develop the tactical boost-glide (TBG) hypersonic weapons programme. According to Raytheon, the $63.3m contract work is part of a joint effort of …

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