Hypersonics, Counter-Hypersonics Are a Top Priority


Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment Ellen M. Lord records a message for the Institute for Defense and Government Advancement’s online Counter Hypersonic Weapons Summit, the Pentagon, Washington, DC, July 21, 2020 (DoD photo by Lisa Ferdinando).

Posted: August 10, 2020

Hypersonics and counter-hypersonics remain one of the Defense Department’s highest technical modernization priorities, Ellen M. Lord, Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment, said.

“We are continuing on an accelerated path to develop and field land-, sea-, and air-launched hypersonic weapons, as well as developing options for defense against adversary hypersonic missile capabilities so as to ensure our continued ability to dominate the battlefield for decades to come,” Lord said this week at the Institute for Defense and Government Advancement’s Defense Logistics Summit.


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