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Hypersonics Modernization
Tuesday, May 5, 2020
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
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Rachael Bennett
301 405 0764

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This lecture is part two in our Department of Defense series covering technological moderinzation. It will summarize the current state of hypersonics in the DoD including the development of offensive hypersonic systems, defense against adversary hypersonic systems, and the development of reusable "global" reach hypersonic capabilities. Join us as we take a deeper dive into this technological priority.

Michael E. White became the Assistant Director for Hypersonics (AD,H) in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (OUSD R&E) on October 29, 2018. In that capacity, Mr. White is responsible for leading the Nation's vision and strategy for developing warfighting capability enabled by hypersonic systems, including; high speed strike systems, systems to defend against adversary hypersonic weapons, and future reusable global reach systems. Before his OUSD position as AD, H, Mr. White was SectorHead for Air and Missile Defense at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) where he led over 1,100 staff members developing advanced concepts to enhance the Nation's air and missile defense (AMD) capability for programs in the Navy and the Missile Defense Agency. His 37 year career at APL included over two decades of leadership developing hypersonic concepts and technologies, and nearly two decades of senior leadership responsibility for development of strike systems and air and missile defense capabilities.

Mr. White is a graduate of the University of MD with his Bachelors (1980) and Master's (1981) Degrees in Aerospace Engineering.

This Event is For: Public • Campus • Clark School • All Students • Graduate • Undergraduate • Faculty • Staff • Corporate


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