Raytheon will not develop its hypersonic tactical missile. About this writes Defense News with reference to representatives of the American company.
Raytheon has abandoned the development of the hypersonic tactical missile DeepStrike of the PrSM project due to the fact that it does not have time in time for the military. Now the American company Lockheed Martin has remained the only participant in the PrSM program.
The first tests of the DeepStrike rocket were supposed to go back in 2019, but the developers could not fix the technical problems in the ammunition engine. Despite leaving PrSM, the company still plans to test this rocket on April 30, 2020.
Lockheed Martin, a former Raytheon competitor, has already completed two successful tests of its PrSM rocket. In May 2020, the company will conduct the first experiment with a PrSM strike against a close target.