General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems has announced that it has been awarded a contract from Dynetics Technical Solutions for the manufacture and production of subassemblies for the Common Hypersonic Glide Body.

GA-EMS will provide cable, electrical, and mechanical manufacturing to support DTS’ three year contract award from the U.S. Army Hypersonic Project Office, part of the Army Rapid Capabilities and Critical Technologies Office, to produce 20 prototype glide bodies with an option for additional quantities.

“We bring expertise in manufacturing highly complex systems, a long standing relationship with Sandia National Laboratories, and prior experience on the Block 0 glide body, to this high priority national security program,” stated Scott Forney, president of GA-EMS.

“For over a decade, we have been working directly with Sandia National Laboratories to support the research and development of hypersonic weapon systems for the Army and Navy,” continued Forney.

“We have provided design analysis, flight test planning and execution, and manufacturing services for ground and flight hardware for the prototype hypersonic glide body that has already completed successful test flights. We are pleased to now play an important role in transitioning this technology from the lab to the field.”

GA-EMS will manufacture its portion of the glide bodies at its San Diego, CA, Huntsville, AL, and Tupelo, MS facilities.

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whlgrubber
whlgrubber
11 months ago

excuse me but what are they talking about?

DaveyB
DaveyB
11 months ago
Reply to  whlgrubber

The gist is that General Atomics have been given a support contract for sub-assemblies etc in the hypersonic glide vehicle research program.

TopBoy
TopBoy
11 months ago
Reply to  DaveyB

I thought the proof was in the heading 🥴

whlgrubber
whlgrubber
11 months ago

what are they talking about?

whlgrubber
whlgrubber
11 months ago

excuse me but hat are they taking about?

TopBoy
TopBoy
11 months ago
Reply to  whlgrubber

Your mum

Derek
Derek
11 months ago
Reply to  whlgrubber

I believe they are working on hardware for a future hyspersonic missile.

Jason Depree
11 months ago
Reply to  Derek

it looks like a mirv warhead with fins

TopBoy
TopBoy
11 months ago

Is Hypersonic the way to go.

Rowberz
Rowberz
11 months ago

Is this something to do with railguns that BAE where trialing?