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Hypersonic Missile Research

DSIAC received a technical inquiry stemming from the New York Times article “Hypersonic Missiles Are Unstoppable. And They’re Starting a New Global Arms Race” regarding information on the current status of hypersonic missile technology and…

Hypersonic Vehicle and Weapon Systems Research and Development

DSIAC received a technical inquiry that requested information on U.S. agencies involved in and programs related to hypersonic vehicle and weapons research and development. DSIAC staff searched the DTIC R&E Gateway and open sources to…

Articles

It’s a Cat and Mouse Game as Militaries Fight the Big Threat of Small Drones

WASHINGTON — In August 2014, well-directed artillery fire was used to devastating effect in Ukraine, leaving three mechanized battalions a smoking ruin. Because the units and their positions were identified by a mini-drone, the Ukrainian government lost 200 vehicles, and very-short-range air defenses weren’t even able to locate it. Today, UAVs have grown from a

US Signals Major Boost to Hypersonic Weapons in 2019

In response to Chinese and Russian advances, the U.S. is building its own hypersonic arsenal. More signs are emerging across the U.S. Department of Defense that it is taking the military threat of Chinese hypersonic weapons seriously, and redoubling efforts to field similar weapons of its own. Hypersonic weapons, which are considered High-Speed Maneuvering Weapons,

Military Technology and the Multi-Domain Battle Plan

The more assertive stance of the U.S. military, which has emerged from the accession of Donald Trump to the Presidency, has manifest itself in a raid on Yemen by the Special Forces, the shelling of the Shayrat air base in Syria with 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles following the Assad government’s use of Sarin gas, and