The American Conference Institute (ACI) is pleased to Announce the 2nd Annual National Summit on Hypersonic Weapon Systems taking place April 25–26 in Arlington, VA. This important Congress is a “must attend” event which will highlight global advancements in the development and testing of Hypersonic Weapons. As both Russia North Korea and China have aggressively developed and fielded Hypersonic Weapons, this has created near-peer enemy global strike capabilities.

Since the 2022 National Summit, the Pentagon’s FY2023 budget request for hypersonic research is now $4.7 billion—up from $3.8 billion in the FY2022 request. The Missile Defense Agency additionally requested $225.5 million for hypersonic defense. As Congress reviews the Pentagon’s plans for U.S. hypersonic weapons programs, it might consider questions about the rationale for hypersonic weapons, their expected costs, and their implications for strategic stability and arms control. Potential questions include the following:

  • What missions will hypersonic weapons be used for?
  • Will the fielding of hypersonic weapons affect geopolitical strategic stability?
  • What will hypersonic weapons be incorporated into joint operational doctrine and concepts?
  • Are hypersonic weapons the most cost-effective means of executing these potential missions?

With these and many other critical questions to be addressed, American Conference Institute will provide an all new and engaging two-day forum which will comprehensively analyze and assist in furthering dialogue on the ongoing global proliferation of hypersonic weapons.

As Congress Chairmen, it is with great pleasure that we welcome you to register to attend our April 25–26, 2023, Summit. We encourage you to take advantage of this incredible opportunity to participate with the key decision makers within our numerous interactive panel discussions while also enjoying the social benefits we will offer all delegates with our scheduled evening welcome reception, luncheons, networking breaks, sponsorships & exhibiting opportunities.

We look forward to seeing you in person in April!


LtGen (USAF-ret) Bruce “Orville” Wright President & CEO
Air & Space Forces Association
2nd Annual National Summit on Hypersonic Weapons Systems

Dr. Tom Karako
Senior Fellow, International Security Program and Director, Missile Defense Project
Center for Strategic & International Studies