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Small Particle Effects on Hypersonic Flight

The Defense Systems Information Analysis Center (DSIAC) was asked to identify information describing the effects small particles have on hypersonic and supersonic flight vehicles. DSIAC staff compiled research describing the effects of a variety of…

Dirty Flow in Hypersonic Wind Tunnels

DSIAC was asked to define “dirty flow” in regards to hypersonic wind tunnel testing, specifically what limitations are associated with such testing (speed, debris used, etc.).  DSIAC subject matter experts at the Texas Research Institute…

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Hypersonics, Counter-Hypersonics Are a Top Priority

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…

Ray Touts “Clean-Sheet” Arsenal Plane, Hypersonics, B-1 Recovery, End of Bomber CAS

Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC) Chief Gen. Timothy Ray believes the arsenal plane concept likely means a new, “clean sheet” design rather than an existing bomber, he told reporters April 9. Ray also said…