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Summer award date for US hypersonics launcher contract

6th June 2019 - 16:40 GMT | by Kate Martyr


A contract will be awarded ‘later this summer’ for a transporter erect launcher (TEL) from which the US Army will conduct its first ever erect launch of a hypersonic glide body in FY2022 before battalion fielding a year later, according to a senior US Army official.

The TEL will be based on an existing army M870 trailer with the TEL design phase beginning following contract award.

US Army LTG L Neil Thurgood, Director of Hypersonics, Directed Energy, Space and Rapid Acquisition told Shephard that the TEL will be specifically built to fit the hypersonic missile system, while also retaining enough

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Kate Martyr


Kate Martyr

Kate Martyr was the Land Domain reporter for Shephard Media during 2019.

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