The defense industrial base is “incapable” of building hypersonic systems at scale, due mainly to the government giving ambiguous signals to industry about whether it will invest in such technologies, according to a new paper from the National Defense Industrial Association's Emerging Technology Institute. The ...
The Air Force's AGM-183A ARRW hypersonic missile is outrunning its test plan and evaluation tools, and the Air Force needs to get a test plan approved by the Director of Operational Test and Evaluation to assure the weapon delivers what's needed, the DOT&E said.
China’s August launch of a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile that circumnavigated the globe before reentry demonstrates the need for innovative solutions to spotting and tracking such threats. Unlike conventional intercontinental ballistic missiles, which follow a predictable ballistic arc, China’s hypersonic glide vehicle circled the world at ...