Lockheed Martin, in collaboration with CoAspire, sent ripples through the defense industry this week at Sea Air Space (SAS) 2024 with the unveiling of the Mako Multi-Mission Hypersonic Missile.

Named after the ocean’s fastest predator, the Mako boasts impressive speed, affordability, and multi-mission capability, making it a strong contender for the US Navy’s hypersonic arsenal.

Mako Missile: A Multi-Faceted Threat

The Mako’s defining characteristic is its hypersonic speed, exceeding Mach 5.

This results in a significantly shorter time-to-target compared to traditional weapons, allowing for faster engagement and potentially reducing enemy countermeasures.

Furthermore, the missile transcends traditional hypersonic limitations by offering multi-mission functionality.