Tag Archives: hypersonics

DoD’s Mark Lewis: Risk-Taking Key to Successful Hypersonic Efforts

Mark Lewis

Mark Lewis, director of defense research and engineering for modernization at the Department of Defense (DoD), has said the department needs to modify its operational mindset to meet its hypersonic program goals. Lewis said at a Hudson Institute-hosted discussion that the DoD needs to accept more risks in developing and testing new technologies such as hypersonic missiles and boost/glide systems.

Read More »

USMC in Discussions to Adopt Hypersonic Weaponry

U.S. Marine Corps

The U.S. Marine Corps may follow the other service branches in using hypersonic weapons, in favor of a speed-focused operational concept, USNI News reported Thursday. Mike White, assistant director for hypersonics at the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, said in an online event that USMC's battlefield agility makes the service a good candidate for hypersonics implementation.

Read More »

Mark Lewis: Microelectronics, 5G, Hypersonics Are DoD’s Top Three R&D Priorities

Mark Lewis

The Department of Defense (DoD) is reshuffling its research-and-development priorities as it develops new roadmaps to advance future capabilities and Mark Lewis, director of research and engineering for modernization at DoD, said microelectronics is now the Pentagon’s top priority, National Defense reported Friday.

Read More »

Mark Lewis on Pentagon’s Zero Trust Approach to Microelectronics Procurement

Mark Lewis

Mark Lewis, director of research and engineering for modernization at the Department of Defense (DoD), said DoD is shifting from the "trusted foundry" model toward a “zero trust” approach when it comes to procuring microelectronics due to risks of insider threats, DoD News reported Tuesday.

Read More »

DoD’s Proposed Measure Seeks to Allocate Over $2B to End U.S. Dependency on China for Rare Earth Supplies

Pentagon

The Department of Defense (DoD) has proposed a measure that seeks to advance direct investments to end the country’s dependence on China for rare earth elements used to produce munitions, hypersonic systems, missiles and other weapons systems, Defense News reported Monday.

Read More »

Texas A&M Regents Approve Funding for Army Hypersonic Test Facility Construction

The Texas A&M University System board of regents cleared a $79.3 million budget for the establishment of a complex to test hypersonic technology prototypes for the U.S. Army. The Bush Combat Development Complex construction project on the RELLIS campus is scheduled to commence in fall as part of the university's efforts to help the military branch transform combat readiness.

Read More »

2020 Wash100 Awardees John Murray, Bruce Jette Cite Plans to Prevent Disruptions in Army Modernization Efforts

2020-wash100-awardees-john-murray-bruce-jette-cite-plans-to-prevent-disruptions-in-army-modernization-efforts

U.S. Army officials have said that the military branch is working to prevent further delays in its more than 800 acquisition programs as the coronavirus pandemic continues to cause disruptions, National Defense Magazine reported Friday.

Read More »