Kratos Receives Multi-Service Advanced Capability Hypersonics Test Bed (MACH-TB) Contract from Prime Partner Dynetics to Increase U.S. Hypersonic Flight Tests
Under the MACH-TB contract, the Team will develop an affordable and responsive hypersonic test bed platform to dramatically increase the nation’s capacity for ground and flight testing of hypersonic technologies and payloads by leveraging commercial infrastructure and launch vehicle providers. The MACH-TB Experimentation project will result in a proof of concept and prototype demonstration of modular Experimental Glide Body (EGB) testing hypersonic technologies/experimental payloads in operational trajectories using already available boosters. The MACH-TB program will offer the
MACH-TB will leverage many of Kratos’ strengths, products, systems, and solutions, including decades of experience and expertise with hypersonic materials and structures gained through the recent acquisition of the Kratos Southern Research Engineering (SRE) business unit, as well as decades of proven hypersonic flight testing and launch vehicle experience within
Kratos’ DRSS Division is an industry leader in providing rocket, ballistic missile defense, sub orbital research, hypersonic and other systems, with significant commercial launch vehicle capability and hypersonic flight test experience. Kratos will support MACH-TB by providing responsive, reliable, and affordable launch and flight systems, vehicles and services at the operational tempo and cadence necessary to meet the DoD’s emerging needs. Over the past several years, Kratos has made significant investments in affordable, rapidly developed flight-test focused commercial solid rocket motors and hypersonic systems that will augment and expand the range of testing that is available today.
“At Kratos, affordability is a technology, and we are leading from the front in developing launch vehicle and flight-test technologies for the hypersonics community”, said
“We are happy to be a part of this incredibly capable and diverse Team tasked with boosting our nation’s capability to conduct responsive and affordable hypersonic testing to more rapidly develop technologies that can be inserted into current and future
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Source: Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc.