DOD aims to accelerate hypersonic testing with monthly flight tests, drive costs down

By Jason Sherman / January 13, 2022 at 2:41 PM
The Defense Department is looking to dramatically increase the pace and reduce the cost of hypersonic technology testing, eyeing a new advanced capability project that would execute monthly launches for about $15 million per event -- less than one-tenth the cost of past major events -- to “fail fast and learn” and accelerate fielding of improved weapons. On Jan. 12, the Navy made public a solicitation issued by Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane -- on behalf of the Defense Department...

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