BAE Systems to Develop Next-Generation Guided Projectile for U.S. Navy

  BAE Systems to Develop Next-Generation Guided Projectile for U.S. Navy

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MINNEAPOLIS -- November 7, 2013

BAE Systems has received a $33.6 million contract from the Office of Naval
Research (ONR) to develop and demonstrate a Hyper Velocity Projectile (HVP).
The HVP is a next-generation, guided projectile capable of completing multiple
missions for the Electromagnetic Railgun, as well as existing 5-inch and
155-mm gun systems. This competitive award marks the initiation of Phase 1A of
the program.

The Hyper Velocity Projectile is a next-generation, guided projectile capable
of completing multiple ...

The Hyper Velocity Projectile is a next-generation, guided projectile capable
of completing multiple missions for the Electromagnetic Railgun and other
existing gun systems. (Photo: BAE Systems)

“The HVP takes the next evolutionary step in providing an affordable, precise,
multi-mission capability for multiple gun platforms,” said Chris Hughes, vice
president and general manager of Weapon Systems at BAE Systems. “We look
forward to applying our expertise and technologies to this important program.”

The HVP is designed to provide lethality and performance enhancements to
current and future gun systems. The objective of the first phase is to produce
a concept design and development roadmap towards fully guided flight
demonstrations.

BAE Systems, along with teammates United Technologies and Custom Analytical
Engineering Systems (CAES), will develop and demonstrate a modular, low drag
HVP. The modular design will allow the HVP to be configured for multiple gun
systems and to address different missions. BAE Systems will build on its
recent Long Range Land Attack Projectile and Multi-Service Standard Guided
Projectile development and demonstration successes to apply innovative and
proven designs to the next-generation projectile.

Work on the HVP contract is expected to begin immediately, with its initial
phase to be completed by June 2014. The development will be carried out by BAE
Systems in Minneapolis, Minnesota; UTC Aerospace Systems in Vergennes,
Vermont; and CAES in Flintstone, Maryland.

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Sarah Lundgren
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