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Hypersonic Weapons Summit

To be Confirmed, United States

Note: This event was originally planned for 30 April - 1 June, 2020 Arlington, VA, USA and has now been rescheduled

New date: 28-30 October, 2020

Enabling Hypersonic Overmatch for US Multi-Domain Superiority

The age of Hypersonic Weapons is upon us. In light of the rapidly growing capabilities of this game changing munitions technology which enable and allow for global strike capabilities much faster than conventional means, our Hypersonic Weapons events series has been established to comprehensively analyze and enable the realization of next generation capability. Building on the success of our inaugural Summit, the 2nd Annual Hypersonic Weapons Summit will provide a continuation and more thorough review of ongoing hypersonic capability development in order to capitalize on Military advancements.

A hypersonic weapon fired from Washington D.C could reach Micronesia in just thirty minutes, which emphasizes the need to rapidly secure this capability as fast as possible. We are seeing swift developments across multiple hypersonic technologies that endanger current levels of battlefield overmatch for US multi-domain superiority. Of these challenges, the ones we cannot see, detect, or track provide the greatest level of threat, and that is why the development of hypersonic weapons is imperative.

As this capability and community continues to evolve from R&D, to the Labs and to the Battlefield, it will require constant discussion and ongoing reviews to assure development of hypersonic weaponry continues at the speed of sound! Join our Hypersonic Weapons International Summit for the unique opportunity to not only learn from those leading the technology revolution, but also to stake your own place in this rapidly evolving community.

Join our Hypersonic Weapons Summit for the unique opportunity to understand US Military senior leadership approach to the ongoing global proliferation of hypersonic weapons and capabilities.

Topics Covered Include:

  • Efforts to Rapidly Field Hypersonics across the Total Force
  • Service Roadmaps and Hypersonic Strategy
  • Guiding S&T Efforts to Meet Extreme Hypersonic Engineering Challenges
  • Advancing Partnership Development to Ease Unity of Efforts
  • Testing Opportunities and Cross-Service Initiatives to Bolster Integration

Hypersonic Capabilities at the Speed of Sound

  • Understand the Navy's Approach for Prompt Global Strike Hypersonic Capabilities
  • Learn About the Global Ramifications of Securing Hypersonic Technology
  • Ascertain USD Acquisition and Sustainment's Hypersonic Priorities
  • Receive Guidance from USD R&E's Hypersonic Lead
  • Laser in on the Army's FY2023 Hypersonic Fielding Roadmap

Event Chairman

  • Major General (Ret.) John Horner, Director, Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems

2020 Speakers

  • The Honorable Ellen M. Lord, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment, Office of the Secretary of Defense
  • Mike E. White, SES, Assistant Director, Hypersonics, Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering
  • Robert K. Strider, SES, Deputy Director, Army Rapid Capabilities and Critical Technologies Office, Secretary of the Army
  • Dr. Knox Millsaps, SES, Director, Division of Aerospace Science, Air Warfare and Weapons, Office of Naval Research
  • Dr. Yvette Weber, SES, Associate Deputy Assistant Director, Science, Technology & Engineering, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition and Logistics
  • Dr. Russ Cummings, Managing Director, DoD HPCMP Hypersonic Vehicle Simulation Institute, United States Air Force Academy
  • Dr. Alex Roesler, Deputy Director, Integrated Military Systems, Strike & Aerospace Systems, Sandia National Laboratories
  • Dr. Ivett Leyva, Program Officer, Engineering and Complex Systems, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Air Force Research Laboratory
  • Scott Morton, DoD HPCMP CREATE Air Vehicles Project Manager, US Army ERDC Information Technology Laboratory
  • Roger Garay, Enterprise Portfolio Analyst, Defense Technical Information Center
  • Dr. Joe Bonivel, Jr., Subject Matter Expert, Defense Technical Information Center
  • Dr. Phillip Ligrani, Eminent Scholar in Propulsion, Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Alabama at Huntsville
  • Dr. Rodney Bowersox, Department Head of Aerospace Engineering, Texas A&M University
  • Dr. Thomas Corke, Director, Hypersonic Systems Initiative, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, University of Notre Dame
  • Austin K. Yamada, President & CEO, The University of Arizona Applied Research Corporation, Former DASD, Special Operations and Combating Terrorism, Office of the Secretary of Defense
  • Tom Karako, Senior Fellow, International Security Program and Director, Missile Defense Project, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
  • Dr. Peter Huessy, Director for Strategic Deterrent Studies, Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies
  • Erin Riley Kocourek, Director, Raytheon
  • Eric R. Scherff, Vice President, Hypersonic Strike Programs, Lockheed Martin Space
  • Douglas R. Graham, Vice President, Advanced Programs Development, Lockheed Martin Space
  • Scott Stanfield, Director, Strategic Programs, Dynetics, a Leidos Company
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Event details
Organizer : IQUS
Event type : Conference
Reference : ASDE-21805