The Department of Defense is rapidly building up their investment level into transformative hypersonic capabilities on both the offensive and defensive side. With $2.6 billion allocated for all hypersonic-related research, it is clear the age of hypersonic capabilities is rapidly approaching, a race that US cannot and will not lose.
- Offensive and defensive hypersonic Department-wide priorities
- Ensuring hypersonic technological superiority: necessary next steps
- Efforts to spur partnerships for improved and rapid results
In order to address ongoing near-peer hypersonic capability development, the Army is accelerating the fielding of its own long-range hypersonic weapon. As part of the overall Army modernization strategy, the Rapid Capabilities and Critical Technologies Office is tasked with expediting the delivery of hypersonic capabilities to the Warfighter, and this discussion will highlight these efforts to deliver this game-changing capability.
- Critical needs to bolster delivery of Army hypersonic weapon system
- Roadmap to hypersonic fielding by FY2023: necessary next steps
- Production efforts of the Common Hypersonic Glide Body
There is a widespread and rapid effort to guide the necessary S&T and engineering initiatives across the Air Force to enable future hypersonic dominance. With a strategic level overview, this session provide an understanding of the ongoing USAF S&T initiatives to enable the utilization of hypersonic weapons across the enterprise.
-Enabling future USAF hypersonic capability fielding
-Hypersonic policy guidance for USAF’s $2 billion S&T program
-Immediate engineering challenges to meet in the near-term