Hypervelocity Projectile Program

The Hypervelocity Projectile (HVP) program is a next generation, common, low-drag, guided projectile capable of completing multiple missions for gun systems such as the Navy 5-Inch, 155-mm and future railguns. The program's goal is to address mission requirements in the areas of naval surface fire support, cruise missile defense, anti-surface warfare and other future naval mission areas. HVP’s low-drag aerodynamic design enables high-velocity, maneuverability and decreased time-to-target. Coupled with accurate guidance electronics, these attributes provide low-cost mission effectiveness against current threats and the ability to adapt to air and surface threats of the future.

The high-velocity, compact design relieves the need for a rocket motor to extend gun range. Firing smaller, more accurate rounds improves danger close/collateral damage requirements and provides potential for deeper magazines and improved shipboard safety.

The HVP is configurable for various mission roles and gun systems through the use of multiple integrated launch package components coupled with a modular, common airframe. A hypervelocity projectile for multiple systems will allow for future technology growth while reducing development, production and total ownership costs.

Program Contact Information

Name: Adam Jones

Title: Hypervelocity Projectile Program Officer

Department: Code 35

Division: Air Warfare and Naval Weapons Applications


Email: adam.r.jones@navy.mil

Office of Naval Research
875 N. Randolph Street
Arlington, Va. 22203

Program Funding

Long Range Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for Navy and Marine Corps Science and Technology BAA N00014-16-R-BA01

N00014-16-R-BA01 (PDF - 463.41 KB)

Amendment 0001 (PDF - 462.24 KB)

N00014-16-R-BA01 Amendment 0002 (PDF - 370.21 KB)

N00014-16-R-BA01 Amendment 0003 (PDF - 369.79 KB)

N00014-16-R-BA01 Amendment 0004 (PDF - 370.59 KB)

N00014-16-R-BA01 Amendment 0005 (PDF - 480.53 KB)

N00014-16-R-BA01 Amendment 0006 (PDF - 488.32 KB)

Published: October 1, 2015 12:15 PM EST | Full Proposals will be accepted until September 30, 2016 05:00 PM EST

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