STS is a partner on the winning team for the hypersonics program under the Office of the Secretary Defense. STS will provide engineering support and other SME in support of the CPS program specifically to the U.S. Navy’s SSP office.
The CPS Program at SSP is developing a non-nuclear hypersonic weapon system. This Navy-designed, -developed, and -produced hypersonic missile will enable precise and timely strike capability in contested environments.
Hypersonic weapons – capable of flying at speeds greater than
five times the speed of sound (Mach 5) – are highly maneuverable and operate at varying altitudes, providing the warfighter with an ability to strike targets hundreds and even thousands of miles away, in a matter of minutes.
The Navy CPS-developed common hypersonic missile is composed of a hypersonic glide body that travels to target at hypersonic speed and booster that launches the glide body into initial flight. The missile will be fielded by both Navy and Army, which will each develop service-specific weapon systems and launchers tailored for use from land and sea.