Raytheon moves project forward to develop hypersonic missile for existing jet fighter and bomber aircraft

Sept. 8, 2021
SCIFiRE aims to advance air-breathing hypersonic technologies to full-size prototypes that are affordable and provide flexible long-range capability, John Keller reports for Military & Aerospace Electronics.

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. - Hypersonic weapons designers at Raytheon Technologies Corp. are moving forward with a project to advance air-breathing hypersonic technologies together with experts in Australia under terms of a $28 million order announced Friday, John Keller reports for Military & Aerospace ElectronicsContinue reading original article.

The Intelligent Aerospace take:

September 8, 2021 -The program will culminate in realistic missile flight demonstrations, and will pursue potential co-production opportunities among the U.S. and Australia. The project capitalizes on U.S. and Australian collaborative hypersonic activities conducted over the last 15 years, namely the Hypersonic International Flight Research Experimentation (HIFiRE) program.

SCIFiRE continues collaborative research efforts that involve the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, the Royal Australian Air Force, and Australian Defence Science and Technology Group.

SCIFiRE is the second effort announced under the Allied Prototyping Initiative, which launched in 2019 to capitalize on new and existing cooperation in research and development.

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Jamie Whitney, Associate Editor
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