We are talking about an improved Glide Breaker. It will destroy targets in the upper atmosphere.
The U.S. Department of Defense Advanced Research Projects Authority (DAPRA) and Northrop Grumman Systems have signed a contract worth more than $13 million to develop a hypersonic weapon interception tool. This was announced the day before by the Pentagon press service that as part of the contract Northrop Grumman will conduct research and develop technology that will be used in the future in the creation of an improved interceptor hypersonic targets in the upper atmosphere. The project was called Glide Breaker. The project is expected to be completed in January 2021.
The research will be conducted in three U.S. states – California, Arizona, and Alabama.
Earlier, the Pentagon signed a contract for the development of hypersonic weapons with the military-industrial company Raytheon. Then it was about the development of a hypersonic tactical planning winging unit – Tactical Boost Glide (TBG).