Operationalizing Hypersonic Capabilities in the Near-Term: Meeting the Offensive-Defensive Mix

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:

• S&T Roadmaps and Timelines
• Workforce Alignment Efforts
• University Consortium Establishment Lines of Effort
• Pushing Onward to 2023 Deployment: Necessary Next Steps
• Technological and manufacturing challenges to be met

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