Microelectronics is DOD's new No. 1 technology priority, bumping hypersonics to No. 3

By Jason Sherman / June 29, 2020 at 4:38 PM
The Defense Department has reworked its weapons technology development priorities, elevating microelectronics to the No. 1 position -- a move that bumps maneuvering hypersonic technology development from the top to the No. 3 post, with 5G technology development pulling into the No. 2 billet between them, according to a senior Pentagon official. Mark Lewis, director of defense research and engineering for modernization, recently retooled the hierarchy of the 11 modernization priorities his office oversees in a reordering that also elevated...

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