Going Mach 5, or over 60 miles per minute, creates a number of complex engineering and physics challenges which is why Lockheed Martin leverages expertise and technology from across the corporation to tackle these challenges with speed, agility and ingenuity. As one of the Department of Defense’s highest technical priorities, our scientists and engineers are developing game-changing hypersonic solutions.
Hypersonic weapons and air and missile defense are key priorities of the United States Department of Defense's National Defense Strategy and Missile Defense Review.
Lockheed Martin has invested in developing and demonstrating hypersonic technology for over 30 years. As a result of this investment, we are at the forefront of operationalizing hypersonic capabilities, systems and engineering.
We are combining our leadership in missile defense, space and advanced materials, which is a combination no other company possesses. Lockheed Martin is uniquely situated to be able to deliver hypersonic strike systems as well as the ability to detect, track and defeat hypersonic threats.
We continue to lead the development of these emerging technologies in support of our customer's missions as new threats emerge.
Advanced missile and hypersonic vehicle technologies will enhance end-to-end strike force systems, increasing the potential for deterring future threats.
Air-Launched Rapid Response Weapon (ARRW)
The Air-Launched Rapid Response Weapon (ARRW) program matures critical technologies to high speed flight and accelerates the weaponization of Hypersonic strike capabilities. The ARRW program brings corporation-wide experience in design, manufacturing, integration and test, and fielding of complex technologies to our customers in the Department of Defense.
Hypersonic Conventional Strike Weapon (HCSW)
HCSW is a hypersonic boost glide development and test program capable of launch from a B-52 with the ability to penetrate long-range air defense areas.