House panel proposes $85M to improve hypersonics research, new university consortium

By Jason Sherman  
May 20, 2019 at 1:15 PM
House lawmakers are proposing legislation that would elevate the role of academic research in tackling hypersonic weapons by establishing a university consortium to support U.S. military efforts to expedite testing, evaluation and acquisition. The House Appropriations defense subcommittee, in its mark of the Pentagon's fiscal year 2020 spending bill, would allocate $85 million to "develop and implement an integrated science and technology roadmap" for the ascendant research area as well as fund the creation of a hypersonic universality consortium. The...

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