Risk Aversion Impedes Hypersonics Development

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July 14, 2020 | Originally published by U.S. Department of Defense on June 30, 2020

Speeding ahead with the development of hypersonic weapons, both offensive and defensive, will require the Defense Department to look back to the 1960s — a time when it was far less risk-averse than it is now, the department’s Director of Defense Research and Engineering for Modernization said.

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