The struggle against hypersonic: the Pentagon signed a contract with Northrop Grumman

the US Department of defense signed a contract to develop the technologies needed to create a means of dealing with hypersonic weapons, the press service of the Pentagon. Signatures under the document were put by representatives of the office of advanced research projects Agency (DARPA) and Northrop Grumman Corporation. The company is known for developments in the field of electronics and information technology, the aerospace industry. Last year she joined the list of companies selected by NASA for development and production of prototype spacecraft for landing on the moon in the new the American lunar program “Artemis”.

the contract Value is estimated at $ 13 million. In the framework of the signed agreement Northrop Grumman Corporation will develop and demonstrate the technologies necessary to create advanced means of interception of maneuvering hypersonic weapons. Work must be completed by the end of this year.

development of a new American counter hypersonic weapons are part of the Glide Breaker program, initiated by DARPA in 2018. Previously, DARPA issued a contract for only the establishment of a hypersonic offensive weapons.

currently, the leading position in the field of hypersonic weapons is Russia. A month ago, on alert atonement for the first regiment armed with the strategic missile with a hypersonic glide winged warheads, Avangard. Work is underway on the creation of hypersonic missiles “Zircon” land and sea-based.