A Comprehensive & immersive DoD/Gov and Industry experience focusing on the Hypersonic Weapons Threat, Current Capabilities and Way Ahead Strategies for U.S and Strategic Allies.
Expert Speakers Include
Dr. Yvette S. Weber, SES
Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Science Technology and Engineering
Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Acquisition, Technology and Logistics) (AT&L)
LTG Neil Thurgood, USA
Director, Hypersonics, Directed Energy, Space and Rapid Acquisition
Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology), Redstone Arsenal, USA Rapid Capabilities Office
Dr. Gillian Bussey
Director, Joint Hypersonics Transition Office
Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (JHTO)
Dr. Victoria Coleman
United States Air Force
Principal Director for Hypersonics (PD, H)
Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering/Modernization
U.S. Department of Defense
Global Advancements in the development and testing of Hypersonic Weapons has outpaced the U.S. In fact, both Russia and China have aggressively developed & fielded Hypersonic Weapons, ultimately permitting successful near-peer enemy global strike capabilities.
Because of this global threat, the FY2022 Defense budget request for hypersonic research was increased almost 20% to $3.8 billion—up from $3.2 billion from the FY2021 request, with the Missile Defense Agency additionally requested $247.9 million for hypersonic defense.
With this in mind, ACI has created the National Summit on Hypersonic Weapons Systems to offer an engaging forum which will comprehensively analyze and assist in furthering dialogue on the ongoing global proliferation of hypersonic weapons. Our summit will take a deep dive into the necessity of hastening the procurement of hypersonic platforms as well as the testing and fielding steps that will provide the ability to maintain the balance of geopolitical stability.
Join the National Summit on Hypersonic Weapons Systems to explore and understand the DoD’s approach to the ongoing global proliferation of hypersonic weapons, as well as learn from senior level discussions on emerging opportunities, and needs and challenges within Hypersonic Weapon Systems technologies.
This event is closed to members of the media.