US Army Awards Lockheed Martin $756 Mn Hypersonic Weapon System Contract

The US Army has awarded Lockheed Martin a $756 million contract to deliver additional capability for the nation’s ground-based hypersonic weapon system, the Long Range Hypersonic Weapon (LRHW).  

Under the new contract, Lockheed Martin will provide additional LRHW battery equipment, systems and software engineering support, and logistics solutions to the Army. 

LRHW will introduce a new class of ultrafast and maneuverable long-range hypersonic missiles with the ability to launch from ground mobile platforms. The LRHW weapon system is designed to launch the common hypersonic All Up Round (AUR) – provided by the U.S. Navy-managed Conventional Prompt Strike (CPS) program – and includes the Army canister, a battery operations center, and transporter erector launchers. 

Lockheed Martin delivered equipment for the first LRHW battery, referred to as Dark Eagle, to U.S. soldiers in 2021.

The company will continue to support the U.S. Army to meet this critical national security need. 

The company has been developing highly advanced hypersonic technology for the last 60 years as part of Lockheed Martin’s 21st Century Security® vision in support of our customers. 

About Lockheed Martin 

The Lockheed Martin Corporation is an American aerospace, arms, defense, information security, and technology corporation with worldwide interests. It was formed by the merger of Lockheed Corporation with Martin Marietta in March 1995.

It is headquartered in North Bethesda, Maryland, in the Washington, D.C. area.