Projected Deployment Date: Unknown — Unknown
DARPA —Hypersonic Air-breathing Weapon Concept (HAWC)
The Hypersonic Air-Breathing Weapon (HAWC) is a hypersonic air-to-air missile program that utilizes scramjet propulsion developed by Raytheon and Northrop Grumman. The missile is expected to have a top speed in excess of Mach 5, propelled first by rocket boosters before transitioning to its scramjet. HAWC’s expected range and top speed have yet to be disclosed.
Projected Deployment Date: Unknown — Final Program Review expected in 2022
Alex Hollings is a writer, dad, and Marine veteran who specializes in foreign policy and defense technology analysis. He holds a master’s degree in Communications from Southern New Hampshire University, as well as a bachelor’s degree in Corporate and Organizational Communications from Framingham State University.
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