Air Force Global Strike Command provides strategic deterrence, global strike and combat support to USSTRATCOM and other geographic combatant commands. The persistent development of hypersonic weapons from near-peer adversaries requires a next-generation approach for global strike capability insertion.
- Common Hypersonic Glidebody Industry Team
- Common Hypersonic Glidebody Product Transition to Industry
- Common Hypersonic Glidebody Transition to Production
Hypersonic flight provides an unprecedented capability by simultaneously extending range and reducing transit time, enabling rapid reach and global targeting. The Office of Naval Research is making tremendous leaps in high performance hypersonic offensive and defense weapons, which will ultimately enable future Naval hypersonic utilization.
- Current hypersonic research concentration efforts
- Ongoing research to expand power, propulsion and thermal management of hypersonic systems
- Guiding development of aero-thermal optimized hypersonic bodies
In order for the DoD and Military Services to achieve their hypersonic mission goals, it will require a combination of collaboration, partnership development, and dynamic research across multiple sectors to ensure a timely delivery of capabilities needed. Whether academia, private sector, DoD, or non-DoD Government Agencies, spurring hypersonic advancement through effective research and S&T collaborative efforts is a must.
-Means to foster improved collaboration despite sensitive nature of hypersonic research
-Outlook on DoD hypersonic delivery timelines: where is additional research needed?
-Developing avenues for future S&T and research collaboration
The Defense Technical Information Center has served the information needs of the Defense Community for nearly 70 years, delivering the tools and data needed to empower the research and engineering enterprise to accelerate ongoing technological developments. this session will highlight some of their collaborative research efforts.