In the short time since the RKV program was established, the nature of missile threats has changed, with competitors including China and Russia making strides in developing hypersonic
missiles able to travel more than five times the speed of sound.
During a recent conference of naval engineers, the head of Naval Sea Systems Command, Vice Admiral Thomas Moore, said that new missile launchers may be added to the Arleigh Burkes, the US Navy's most powerful destroyer fleet, to keep up with Russia and China, which have been developing hypersonic
The facility was specifically designed to serve as the developmental gateway to future Aerojet Rocketdyne large solid rocket motor product opportunities, to include the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent program, hypersonics
and missile defense targets.
However, countries like China have had a head start in this technology propelled by a robust Ballistic Missile Defence program and heavy investment and development into hypersonic
propulsion programs that have worried countries with similar designs, particularly the United States.
So the first element on the roadmap is, how do we counter hypersonics
that are a risk to our men and women, and to the--to the homeland?
The Department is investing heavily in weapons systems such as the Ford-class aircraft carrier, the F35 Joint Strike Fighter, and Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle, while also modernizing weapons systems like the Abrams Main Battle Tank, F/A-18 combat jet, and the B-52 strategic bomber, hypersonic
weapons, artificial intelligence and more, to prevail in today's fight.
plane would fly almost three times faster than the legendary Concorde - which was decommissioned in 2003 - and cruise at 95,000 feet, about 3,000 feet higher than its supersonic predecessor, according to Aviation Week.
Kevin Bowcutt, Boeing's chief scientist of hypersonics
, said: "We are excited about the potential of hypersonic
technology to connect the world faster than ever before.
"We're excited about the potential of hypersonic
technology to connect the world faster than ever before," said Kevin Bowcutt, senior technical fellow and chief scientist of hypersonics
The Air Force is investing in game-changing technologies such as autonomous systems, unmanned systems, hypersonics
, directed energy and nanotechnology.
Nagamatsu Laboratory of Aerothermodynamics and Hypersonics
at the Institute for Advanced Studies (IEAv), Brazil, began to research and develop a hypersonic
waverider with airframe-integrated scramjet engine as an option to space access in the near future [3,4], as shown in Figure 1.
Artificial intelligence, brain interface, robotics, autonomous systems, biotechnology, lasers, hypersonics
, and additive manufacturing (AM) are the most prominent examples.