Since the early 2000s, the United States has supported the ongoing development of hypersonic missiles to capitalize on these next-generation missile capabilities. These high priority assets can fly at speeds at a minimum of Mach 5, which presents a unique opportunity for the United States Military to expand its global reach even more so than typical operations.
Both the Pentagon and Congress have displayed a growing interest in pursuing the development and near-term operationalization of hypersonic weapons and systems. Near-pear hypersonic technology, programs of record, and capability development are at an all-time high, with some claims that United States adversaries are expected to field an operational hypersonic glide vehicle as early as 2022.
With the Pentagon’s recent successful test of a hypersonic glide body earlier in 2020, and the standing up of the Joint Hypersonic Transition Office, the path to hypersonic deployment seems closer than ever for the United States.
Meeting the pace at which the Services wants to test and field a hypersonic offensive capability will be a challenge, but doing so is critical to the National Defense Strategy of the United States Military.
Join IDGA’s Hypersonic Weapons Summit for the unique opportunity to understand US Military senior leadership approach to the ongoing global proliferation of hypersonic weapons and capabilities for FY2021 and beyond!
Topics Covered Include:
Lieutenant General Neil Thurgood
Director, Hypersonics, Directed Energy, Space and Rapid Acquisition
Army Rapid Capabilities & Critical Technologies Office, US Army
Vice Admiral Jon Hill
Missile Defense Agency
Mike E. White, SES
Principal Director, Hypersonics
Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering
Dr. Gillian Bussey
Director, Joint Hypersonics Transition Office
Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering
Colonel Garry A. Haase
Director, Munitions Directorate & Commander, Eglin Research Site
Air Force Research Laboratory
Colonel Douglas Creviston
Commander, 96 Operations Group
Eglin AFB FL
Colonel Corey "Lite'nin" Beaverson
Director, OSD R&E Global Capability Programs
Office of the Under Secretary of Defense, Research & Engineering
Chris Michienzi, Ph.D. (ST)
Chief Technology Officer
DASD, Industrial Policy and Office of the Under Secretary for Acquisition and Sustainment
Dr. Eric Marineau
Code 351, Aviation, Force Projection and Integrated Defense Program Officer, Hypersonics
Office of Naval Research
J. McCarrick, Ph.D.
Associate Program Director for Strategic Partnership Programs, Weapon Technologies & Engineering Program
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
DoD HPCMP CREATE Air Vehicles Project Manager
US Army ERDC Information Technology Laboratory
Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)
Keith Bradley, Ph. D.
Director, National Security Programs
Argonne National Laboratory
Senior Technologist for Hypersonics at NASA Glenn Research Center
Colonel (Ret.) Ross Guieb
Executive Director Bush Combat Development Complex
The Texas A&M University System
Mission Area Executive for Air & Missile Defense
The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
Dr. Iain Boyd
Faculty Director, National Security Initiative Director, Hypersonic Vehicles Interdisciplinary Research Theme
University of Colorado