Technology at the Speed of Sound: Hypersonics in Defense Strategies

Facing increased global competition, the U.S. military is taking an active interest in bolstering hypersonics weapons and defense systems, and with hypersonics spending nearly doubling by 2025, the Department of Defense must develop comprehensive security strategies complemented by the most cutting-edge technology. In this session, Defense One will cut through the buzz surrounding hypersonics and take a closer look at the challenges and opportunities the tech can provide.


Rebeccah Heinrichs, Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute
Tom Karako, Senior Fellow, International Security Program and Director, Missile Defense Project, Center for Strategic and International Studies
Mark Lewis, Executive Director, National Defense Industrial Association's Emerging Technologies Institute
Marcus Weisgerber, Global Business Editor, Defense One
Dr. Timothy A. Barton, Dynetics Group Chief Technology Officer, Leidos