Air Force seeks industry information for hypersonic engine production, supply chains

By Shelley K. Mesch / July 8, 2022 at 4:10 PM
The Air Force is seeking information on how capable industry would be in manufacturing air-breathing engines for hypersonic weapons, according to online documents. The request comes from President Biden’s February 2021 executive order directing the defense secretary to review supply chains in the defense industrial base. That review found vulnerabilities in the supply chains for energy storage and batteries, castings and forgings, microelectronics and kinetic capabilities, including missiles. A request for information , posted Friday, asks companies that currently work...

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