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
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
USSTRATCOM deters strategic attack and employs Forces, as directed, to guarantee the security of our Nation and Allies. Above all else, USSTRATCOM will provide strategic deterrence, a decisive response, with a properly equipped and trained combat-ready force. The integration and research of hypersonic capabilities will undoubtedly shift USSTRATCOM’s approach to strategic deterrence.
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