The U.S. Missile Protection Company has chosen Raytheon Missiles & Protection to proceed to develop a first-of-its-kind counter-hypersonic missile, the Glide Section Interceptor. GPI is designed to intercept hypersonic weapons within the glide part of flight, offering the U.S. and allies with an extra layer of protection towards regional hypersonic missile threats. This agency mounted value Different Transaction Settlement modification, valued at $41 million, will increase the full worth to $62 million and permits Raytheon Missiles & Protection to proceed maturing its GPI design utilizing superior supplies and know-how required to intercept a hypersonic menace. This part will even finalize methods necessities and assist accelerated growth timelines.

“Our GPI is constructed on confirmed missile protection know-how as its basis. Through the use of digital engineering and leveraging excessive know-how readiness stage parts and subsystems already in use throughout Normal Missile and hypersonic packages, we are able to shortly advance the creation of this new interceptor,” mentioned Tay Fitzgerald, president of Strategic Missile Protection at Raytheon Missiles & Protection.


The Glide Section Interceptor program is essential to the company’s future work defending towards hypersonic missile threats and would goal hypersonic missiles throughout the glide part of flight. The Missile Protection Company is engaged on a wide selection of missile monitoring sensors and defeat capabilities to construct a “layered” protection towards incoming ballistic and hypersonic missiles. As a part of that, the company is creating one other program, the Subsequent-Era Interceptor, geared towards defeating Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBMs). One of many core focus areas for MDA is the protection of Guam, a key island within the Pacific house to US army capabilities together with long-range fires and highly effective radars like Aegis Ashore.

Raytheon Missiles & Protection is leveraging mature applied sciences from throughout the present portfolio to create efficiencies, cut back qualification time and exhibit the GPI functionality as shortly as potential. Raytheon Applied sciences’ missile protection portfolio combines sensors, interceptors and command and management networks to trace and defeat a variety of threats. With greater than 50 years of fight confirmed interceptor growth, integration, and manufacturing expertise, the corporate is answerable for parts of practically each air and missile protection system deployed by the U.S. and its allies. By evolving its missile interceptors, directed vitality and cyber applied sciences, Raytheon Applied sciences is advancing counter-hypersonic options.