Whether or not claims made by President Vladimir Putin that Russia has a hypersonic weapon capable of flying at Mach 10 for 2,000 kilometers are true, the Defense Department will be moving “aggressively” to develop its own version of the technology.
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has kicked off a program that will seek out faked video footage that may be used to improperly influence populations, a senior agency official said March 20.
The Defense Department’s new undersecretary for research and engineering wants to put renewed emphasis on several types of directed energy weapons as the United States seeks to stay ahead of peer competitors.
The Navy is seeking a seat at the table as the U.S. government establishes a national hypersonics initiative to leap ahead of rivals such as China and Russia who are also developing the game-changing technology.
The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity is reaching out to nontraditional companies to help the U.S. intelligence community maintain its technological edge, the organization's director said March 14.