Awarded by the US Navy Strategic Systems Programs (SSP), the contract will see the digital transformation solutions provider provide research and development (R&D) expertise, systems engineering, test planning, as well as test engineering.
The company will also deliver logistics and other programmatic and technical services to support the SSP division Conventional Prompt Strike (CPS) Program Office.
“We recognise the importance of hypersonic technologies as a deterrent to near-peer competitors and we are proud to be a key member of the growing hypersonic industrial base.”
The navy’s CPS offensive hypersonic strike capability features a hypersonic glide body and a two-stage booster.
It will fly at speeds of more than Mach 5 and can be launched from submarines and surface ships.
The missile will be capable of conducting accurate long-range strikes against ‘deep-inland, time-critical, soft-hardened and medium-hardened targets’.
To be fielded by both the US Navy and the US Army, the common hypersonic missile’s design will be led by the navy.
CPS weapon system deployment onboard the Zumwalt-class destroyers is scheduled for FY2025, with deployment aboard Virginia-class attack submarines expected in FY2028.
“We’re looking forward to supporting the CPS programme and doing what we do best, leveraging top engineering and technical talent to rapidly deliver transformative capabilities and technologies to the fleet.”
Last month, VTG acquired ASSETT, a provider of undersea warfare and uncrewed systems technologies provider.