The US Missile Protection Company (MDA) had awarded agency fixed-price Different Transaction Settlement (OTA) modifications to proceed the Glide Part Interceptor (GPI) prototype growth. Raytheon Missiles & Protection, a Raytheon Applied sciences enterprise, efficiently accomplished the Techniques Necessities Assessment – Prototype (SRR-P) for the Glide Part Interceptor (GPI). The modifications have been awarded to Raytheon Missiles & Defence and Northrop Grumman. Underneath these modifications, each the businesses will proceed to refine and develop their ideas leading to a System Necessities Assessment—Prototype.

GPI is designed to intercept hypersonic weapons within the glide part of flight, offering the U.S. and allies with a regional layer of protection in opposition to hypersonic missile threats. With SRR-P full, Raytheon Missiles & Protection strikes on to preliminary design. Raytheon will proceed maturing its GPI design utilizing superior supplies and expertise required to intercept a hypersonic risk. The newest award has elevated the OTA worth to $62m and this part will finalise assist accelerated growth timelines and programs necessities.


“The Raytheon Missiles & Protection GPI idea employs a low-risk answer that makes use of confirmed Normal Missile expertise already deployed on Aegis ships, whereas advancing vital applied sciences wanted within the hypersonic atmosphere,” mentioned Tay Fitzgerald, president of Strategic Missile Protection at Raytheon Missiles & Protection. “We have now a agency understanding of the necessities, and we’re able to proceed GPI growth. This can be a main step towards delivering this functionality to the warfighter.”

MDA’s GPI is being developed to intercept hypersonic weapons within the glide part of flight. The interceptors might be fired from Navy aegis ballistic missile defence destroyers, utilizing commonplace vertical launch system (VLS). It can present a further layer of defence to the US and its allied nations in opposition to regional hypersonic missile threats. The SRR-P willpower showcases RMD’s expertise with ship launched missiles programs and their potential to mature vital hypersonic applied sciences that finally assist meet fleet operational necessities in opposition to present and future threats.