Lockheed Martin to Develop Hypersonic Weapons in New Factory

Lockheed Martin will develop hypersonic missiles for the US Navy and US Army at its new production facility in Alabama. It’s the third all digital facility Lockheed Martin opened this year as part of the company strategy to focus on developing next generation weapons faster and cheaper.

Lockheed started building the site two years ago on a 65,000 square foot area. The company says the new facility will be one of their flagship digital factories.

The new production site will develop hypersonic weapons for both the US Navy’s Conventional Prompt Strike Program and US Army’s Long Range Hypersonic Weapon Program. The two programs share the same missiles.

The factory will use robotics both for the application of certain features, and for measuring those applications. Lockheed will also grant access to its suppliers in the factory to oversee final integration and inspection processes.

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