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DOD fleshing out plans for next generation of hypersonic weapons

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The Pentagon hasn’t even fielded its first generation of hypersonic weapons, but it is already planning for what comes next. The DOD and its industry partners have been building prototypes for multiple variants of hypersonic missiles, and the Pentagon hopes to transition the technology into production and begin fielding the weapons over the next few years. But officials are also looking at developing more advanced capabilities. “We’re taking our future…

'Big muscle movements’ proposed in Pentagon funding request for S&T

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Funding for basic research into microelectronics, directed energy, hypersonics, and other science and technology projects would see a major boost in the Pentagon’s budget request for fiscal 2023, a senior official revealed Wednesday. In the request, DOD science and technology funding would increase 12% to about $16.5 billion, Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering Heidi Shyu noted during a webinar hosted by the National Defense Industrial Association. The portion…