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US hypersonic programmes to receive almost $7 billion in 2025

2nd April 2024 - 10:23 GMT | by Flavia Camargos Pereira in Kansas City


Resources have been allocated to the Glide Phase Interceptor. (Photo: Raytheon Missiles and Defense)

The investments in hypersonic capabilities, part of the US$9.8 billion fund the Pentagon requested for long-range fires, will cover several initiatives across all domains.

The Pentagon has plans to invest nearly $7 billion in hypersonic programmes over the next fiscal year. Unveiled in March, its FY2025 budget request allocated funds for advancing the modernisation of US missile defence architecture and the development and testing of both offensive and defensive capabilities, which have been considered critical technology areas.

The approach will involve identifying new technologies with industry, conducting systems engineering activities to address the hypersonic threat and upgrading existing capabilities to protect against hypersonic attacks.

Thu funding request covered several initiatives across the US Department of Defense (DoD), its branches and agencies such as the Aegis Weapon System,

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Flavia Camargos Pereira


Flavia Camargos Pereira

Flavia Camargos Pereira is a North America editor at Shephard Media. She joined the company …

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