Dr. Mark Lewis
President & CEO
Purdue Applied Research Institute
Dr. Rodney Bowersox
Deputy Director, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station
Senior Associate Dean for Research, College of Engineering
Holder, Ford Motor Co. Design Professorship I
Executive Director, University Consortium for Applied Hypersonics
Dr. James Weber
Principal Dir., Hypersonics
Office of the Director of Defense Research and Engineering (Modernization) (OUSD(R&E))
Lieutenant General, (USA-ret) Neil Thurgood
Senior Vice President
William “Mac” McHenry ll
Senior Advisor to the Director, Defense Innovation Unit, Office of Secretary of Defense Director
About the Conference
With the proliferation of hypersonic systems increasing with both emerging and near peer adversaries the speed at which the U.S. needs to research, develop and advance U.S. hypersonic weapon technologies is at a critical stage. This summit will address these critical needs in advancement as well as how to use these technologies to further develop & enhance our global posture.
ACI’s interactive event will not only give you unprecedented close-up access to hypersonic experts each discussing the DoD’s approach to the ongoing global proliferation of hypersonic weapons, but will also give you opportunities for one-on-one networking with the people you want to learn and hear from the most.
The Conference runs under Chatham House rule with no media or press in attendance. Participants are strictly vetted; certain citizens are not admitted to the conference.
Enhance your understanding on Government/DoD and International Cooperation Plans and Policies to Maintain a Global Defensive Superiority
Learn about the Latest DoD Hypersonic Weapon Systems Posture, Programs & Emerging Capabilities and Opportunities for Industry
Meet policymakers, subject matter experts, and strategy leaders to inform your policy, transform concepts of operation, and enhance operational effectiveness
Understand Counter Hypersonic Technologies and Platforms – Challenging the Adversarial Threats
Top Organizations that have Attended
- Aerojet Rocketdyne
- BAE Systems
- Booz Allen Hamilton
- Defense Threat Reduction Agency
- GE Edison Works
- Kratos Defense and Security Solutions
- Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
- Leonardo DRS Land Systems
- Lockheed Martin
- Mitsubishi International Corporation
- Moog Inc
- National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
- Northrop Grumman
- Office of Naval Intelligence
- OPNAV N81
- OUSD R&E
- Parsons Corp
- Pratt & Whitney
- Rafael advanced defense systems ltd.
- Spirit Defense
- Stanley Black and Decker
- State Department PM/RSAT
- Sweden Patriot Office, Huntsville AL
- Texas A&M
- Textron, Inc.
- The Joint Staff
- The National Air & Space Intelligence Center
- U.S. Air Force
- U.S. Army
- U.S. Department of Defense
- U.S. Navy
- UK MOD
Key Features of the 3rd National Summit on
Hypersonic Weapons Systems
Explore the forefront of innovation by participating in our panel discussions on Hypersonic Weapons Propulsion Systems, Hypersonic Ground Test Capabilities at Purdue University: From Low Disturbance to High Enthalpy, Hypersonic Propulsion Materials R&D, Advancements in Computational Simulation for Design, Analysis, and Virtual Flight Testing, High Cadence, Reusable, Hypersonic Flight Testing and more.
Discover the future of Hypersonic at our exclusive Keynote presentations. Delve into the insights and perspectives provided by the OUSD regarding the current state of Offensive and Defensive Hypersonic Weapons Needs & along with our 2nd Keynote focusing on cutting-edge RPA Collaborative Combat Aircraft Initiative.
Unmatched Networking Opportunities
Seize the opportunity to expand your professional network where like-minded individuals and industry trailblazers come together to foster connections, share insights, and explore collaborative possibilities in the ever-evolving landscape of innovation.