Future Hypersonics Program

The Department of Defense, United States Air Force (USAF), Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC), Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC), Armament Directorate, is currently conducting a lot of market research seeking capabilities statements from potential sources, for an effort involving systems integration of a Weapon Open System Architecture (WOSA)-based, solid-rocket boosted, air-breathing, hypersonic conventional cruise missile, air-launched from existing fighter/bomber aircraft into a preliminary design.

The effort involves the use of Digital Engineering (DE) and Model-Based Engineering (MBE) practices for requirements, design, trade studies, and analyses; as well as the use of DE/MBE to accomplish technical planning for qualification, component/subsystem testing, manufacturing, and sustainment of the air-breathing hypersonic cruise missile under representative operational conditions.

Area of capacity are the following:

  • sustained air-breathing hypersonic propulsion (ramjet, scramjet, or dual-mode),
  • stable hypersonic aerodynamics,
  • aero-thermal protection systems,
  • solid rocket motors,
  • warhead/missile integration,
  • advanced hypersonic guidance,
  • navigation, and control including advanced subsystem technologies and communications, and
  • fighter/bomber weapon integration.

More Department of Defense Request for Proposals in : here

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