Tag Archives: hypersonics

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.

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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.

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John Whitley: DoD Chief Management Officer Oversees Servicewide Budget Reviews

John Whitley, who performs the duties of director of the office of cost assessment and program evaluation at the Department of Defense, said the office of DoD’s chief management officer is reviewing each of the service branch’s budgets to align them with the National Defense Strategy, DoD News reported Friday.

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Thomas Modly: Navy to Focus on Hypersonic Projects This Year

Thomas Modly, acting secretary of the U.S. Navy, told his service branch to focus on hypersonic weapons this year, USNI News reported Friday. The secretary issued a memo, titled SECNAV Vectors 9, that emphasizes the need to be at the lead of hypersonic weapon development due to the technology's increasing significance in the battlefield.

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Rep. Adam Smith on Acquisition Reform, National Security

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith (D-Wash.) told Defense News in an interview published Friday that he will prioritize acquisition reform. “I’m a big believer in competition and commercial off-the-shelf technology. We need to make sure we encourage as many competitors as possible."

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