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PREMIUM: JHTO attempts to accelerate hypersonic developments

17th November 2020 - 17:00 GMT | by Ian Parker in Portsmouth

​Boeing is conducting a preliminary design review and ground-testing programme for a Mach 6 cruise missile, while the DoD Joint Hypersonics Transition Office looks to work with industry to create a a more modular, affordable, and upgradable hypersonics portfolio

The US DoD has established a Joint Hypersonics Transition Office (JHTO) Systems Engineering Field Activity at the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division in Indiana.

Its aim is to pave the way for mass production of hypersonic weapons, by coordinating ‘architectures, interfaces, schedules, and plans to transition a more modular, affordable ...

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