Mayhem Hypersonic Weapon

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Unread post19 Aug 2020, 19:58

There is a new program for an even bigger hypersonic weapon called Mayhem. It can be fired from the F-15E(X), apparently.

https://www.airforcemag.com/mayhem-will ... -for-usaf/
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Unread post20 Aug 2020, 03:00

talkitron wrote:There is a new program for an even bigger hypersonic weapon called Mayhem. It can be fired from the F-15E(X), apparently.

https://www.airforcemag.com/mayhem-will ... -for-usaf/



I doubt the F-15E/EX will ever carry such large weapons??? As they would be limited to just one or two......More likely they would be carried by USAF Bombers. (B-1, B-2, B-21, or B-52) Mostly likely the latter type.
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Unread post20 Aug 2020, 18:06

talkitron wrote:There is a new program for an even bigger hypersonic weapon called Mayhem. It can be fired from the F-15E(X), apparently.

https://www.airforcemag.com/mayhem-will ... -for-usaf/


The nothing in the solicitation for MAYHEM about the launch platform; Tirpak is confusing this AFRL
effort with the earlier AFMLC effort which is suppose to be fighter borne.

Two different programs with two different program offices.
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Unread post21 Aug 2020, 08:17

marauder2048 wrote: earlier AFMLC effort which is suppose to be fighter borne.

Which one is this?
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Unread post21 Aug 2020, 16:54

eloise wrote:
marauder2048 wrote: earlier AFMLC effort which is suppose to be fighter borne.

Which one is this?


https://beta.sam.gov/opp/e1d5596403234de69edca03f270509f6/view?keywords=hypersonic&sort=-relevance&index=opp&is_active=true&page=1

Notice of Contract Action (NOCA) - The Long Range Systems Division (AFLCMC/EBJ) intends to solicit proposals from and award contracts to limited sources for the subject effort to develop a solid-rocket boosted, air-breathing, hypersonic conventional cruise missile, air-launched from existing fighter/bomber aircraft. The contracts will call for an initial effort to Systems Requirement Review, with an option for a follow-on effort that leads to a successful Preliminary Design Review, all within the approximate fifteen (15) month period of performance. It is anticipated that the base contracts, with options, will be awarded in the 1QFY21.

This effort will be awarded using other than full and open competition to Boeing Company (Phantom Works), Lockheed Martin Corporation (Advanced Development Programs), and Raytheon Company (Raytheon Missiles and Defense)

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