Lawmakers prioritize hypersonic systems development to defend against adversaries

By Apurva Minchekar / August 9, 2023 at 2:43 PM
Senate lawmakers have expressed their support for prioritizing the development of hypersonic systems to counterattack enemy weapons, according to the report accompanying the Senate Appropriations Committee's fiscal year 2024 defense spending bill. “Hypersonic systems allow [the] United States armed forces to respond to time-critical situations from [a] great distance,” the committee said. The committee has asked the Air Force Research Laboratory to explore the use of advanced propulsion technologies, full-scale determinant assembly and additive manufacturing technologies to produce unique components,...

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