The United States is working on a hypersonic missile, designed to arm the carrier-based fighter-bombers F / A-18 Super Hornet. This was announced by the director of the office for the transition to hypersonic technologies at the Pentagon, Gillian Bussie..
According to Bassi, work is currently underway to create a version of a hypersonic missile for the US Navy. The delivery of new missiles is planned from 2028 of the year. However, she did not provide any details about the project..
We are working on an option for the Navy, which is compatible with F-18 operations, taking off from aircraft carriers. We have a contract with Boeing to create an advanced dual-mode hypersonic design
– explained Bassi.
As The Drive writes, American concern Boeing received a contract with the US Navy to develop a hypersonic missile for carrier-based fighters F / A-18E / F Super Hornet. The contract was signed 20 October this year, the development of a new rocket will be carried out within the SPEAR project. Flight tests of a new hypersonic missile scheduled for the end 2022 of the year.
Although the details of the new project were not disclosed, the company clarified, that it will use developments, missiles with hypersonic ramjet engine X-51A Waverider received under the project. Also, several technologies will be borrowed from the T-3 project., involving the development of a very long-range aircraft missile, writes NPlus1.