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Joint Acceleration of Hypersonic Vehicle Aerostructure Alternatives (JAHVAA)

S²MARTS Project No. 23-06

The JAHVAA opportunity was awarded. **This opportunity is now closed.**

Solutions Due: 22 June 2023 at 12:00 PM ET

RFS Revision 2: 12 June 2023 at 10:00 AM ET

Project TALX Q&A Release: 12 June 2023 at 10:00 AM ET

RFS Q&A Release: 08 June 2023 at 4:00 PM ET

Project TALX: 5 June 2023 at 1:00 PM ET

Questions Due: 25 May 2023 at 12:00 PM ET

RFS Revision 1: 19 May 2023 at 1:30 PM ET

RFS Release: 18 May 2023 at 4:00 PM ET

Coming Soon Notice: 20 April 2023 at 3:00 PM ET


The Government team has answered your questions regarding JAHVAA.

To review the documents, please fill out the document request form on the right.


Monday, 5 June 2023 from 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET

During this hour-long event, the Government team shared additional details about the project. Their insight into the opportunity is invaluable in crafting your solution. You can access the recording and slide deck by filling out the Key Document Request form on the right.


The Government has released the Request for Solutions (RFS) for the JAHVAA opportunity. If you're interested in reviewing the documentation associated with the RFS, please fill out the "Request To See Documents" form on the righthand side of this page.


The Government has provided additional modifications to the RFS regarding the addendum request.


The Government has provided additional modifications to the RFS regarding the addendum request.


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The Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) Manufacturing Technology (ManTech) program has a large investment focus on hypersonic strike missile materials and processing technology development to enable the US Industrial Base (IB) to rapidly respond to expected future demand for these systems to meet warfighter mission requirements. As threats and mission requirements continue to evolve, the Department of Defense (DoD) is constantly looking to improve and upgrade its domestic manufacturing capabilities and industrial base.

The purpose of the Joint Acceleration of Hypersonic Vehicle Aerostructure Alternatives (JAHVAA) program is to extend material and processing development and testing of non-Carbon/Carbon (C/C) Thermal Protection System (TPS) materials to establish trusted design allowable data, driving down material transition risks and enabling greater flexibility in hypersonic systems design. For the JAHVAA program, aerostructural components can include acreage aeroshell components, nose tips, leading edges, flight controls and their underlying substructures. In other words, any outer mold line (OML) related component must survive the harsh aerothermal and structural environments typical of hypersonic strike mission. It should be noted that OML windows and radome materials are not within scope of the JAHVAA program. JAHVAA will be structured as a series of three challenge problems where potential offerors will develop and mature their proposed materials and associated manufacturing processes. Independent Verification & Validation (IV&V) testing to demonstrate technical utility will evaluate the proposed materials in a series of challenge problems (CP) specific component geometries that increase in complexity and size in successive competitions. The high temperature structural materials and any associated Thermal Barrier Coating (TBC) / Environmental Barrier Coating (EBC) will be defined as the Thermal Protection System (TPS).

The JAHVAA Other Transaction Authority (OTA) prototype project is currently estimated to be executed within 36-month period of performance.


Coming Soon Notice:

April 20, 2023 3:00 pm ET

RFS Release:

May 18, 2023 4:00 pm ET

RNI Release:


Questions Due:

May 25, 2023 12:00 pm ET

Q&A Responses:

June 8, 2023 4:00 pm ET

Solution Due:

June 22, 2023 12:00 pm ET

Award Notice:


Awareness Day:


Awareness Day:


Innovator NETWORX:

April 27, 2023 1:00 pm ET

June 5, 2023 1:00 pm ET