hypersonics

Pentagon taking steps forward on hypersonics; New Army multi-domain task force

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Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment William LaPlante.

DOD acquisition chief on hypersonics; Future of BYOD at the Army

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Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment Bill LaPlante; former Principal Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Advisor to the President Joel Bagnal.

Pentagon acquisition chief optimistic — but not certain — that hypersonics will transition into production soon

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Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment William LaPlante said “the proof will be in the pudding.”

Hicks says Pentagon has different employment strategy for hypersonics than China, Russia

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The weapons are anticipated to provide military advantage in the next era of warfare, prompting a sharp focus and major investments from America, China, Russia and others in recent years. 

Pentagon issues new awards to universities to work on hypersonics tech

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The Defense Department announced several new applied research awards for work on navigation systems, scramjets, velocity and altitude controls, and capabilities for monitoring aeroshells.

Hicks grapples with deficiencies in Pentagon’s R&D infrastructure

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After visiting the Air Force Research Lab, Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks confirmed that she’s keen to help drive the modernization of R&D facilities.

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