Author: Joe Saballa

The US Navy has issued a sources sought notice to defense and technology firms for the possible integration of hypersonic weapons on surface warships and attack submarines. According to the notice, integrators must be able to provide technical program management and system engineering to integrate the Conventional Prompt Strike hypersonic missile onto Zumwalt-class destroyers and Virginia-class submarines. The missile must come in a three-pack configuration to support the destroyer and the submarine. The notice requires interested parties to provide Weapon Control System (WCS) hardware and software design and facilitate its development and testing. The US Navy clarifies that the sources…

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Lockheed Martin has successfully integrated its Spike Non-Line-of-Sight (NLOS) missile system into Oshkosh Defense’s Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (JLTVs). Spike NLOS is an electro-optically guided, multi-purpose missile that can hit targets at a range of 32 kilometers (20 miles) with pinpoint accuracy. It can be launched from air, naval, and land platforms including vehicles with a standard palletized interface. The weapon system can be operated in both offensive and defensive roles and provides real-time tactical intelligence and damage assessment. According to Lockheed vice president Jerry Brode, combining the capabilities of the Spike NLOS and the JLTV yields “next-level mobility and…

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