A collaborative effort between the Navy Strategic Systems Programs (SSP), the Missile Defense Agency (MDA), the Naval Surface Warfare Center, the Crane Division (NSWC Crane), and the Office of the Secretary of Defense’s Test Resource Management Center (TRMC) recently achieved a significant milestone in hypersonic technology testing.

This momentous occasion marks a leap forward in the development of advanced offensive and defensive capabilities.

The test campaign, conducted in coordination with Sandia National Laboratories from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Wallops Flight Facility, showcased the prowess of cutting-edge hypersonic technologies.

Data for Future Capabilities

The wealth of data garnered from this endeavor will play a pivotal role in informing the refinement and evolution of critical defense initiatives: the Navy’s Conventional Prompt Strike (CPS) offensive hypersonic strike capability and MDA’s hypersonic defensive capability.

Additionally, the insights gleaned will contribute to the maturation of various hypersonic technologies crucial to national defense.