April 19, 2022
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Advanced hypersonic weapons and vehicles have emerged as some of the highest priorities for defense agencies and military branches as the nation works to combat significant adversarial pacing threats, bolster deterrence power and remain at the forefront of global competition.
Currently, the U.S. Army and Navy are working to enhance their strike capabilities in contested environments through the joint development of two hypersonic weapons, the intermediate-range Conventional Prompt Strike capability and the Long Range Hypersonic Weapon. As these two weapons undergo testing, analysis and further development, they lay the foundation for consequential advancements on the horizon in next-generation hypersonic defense technology.
With speeds more than five times the speed of sound, hypersonic weapons are expected to increase the range, efficacy and speed of air and missile defense capabilities, but factors like high cost, lack of funding and maneuverability pose challenges for the Department of Defense in the research, development and implementation of these cutting-edge hypersonic technologies.
Join ExecutiveBiz Events for the platform’s Emerging Technologies: Hypersonics Forum to hear from distinguished federal and industry officials as they discuss the increasingly crucial role of public-private partnerships in the next level of hypersonics development as it pertains to paramount issues including national security, military capabilities and strategic competition in today’s constantly evolving threat landscape.