October 15, 2018

Air Force Feels the Need for Speed

John A. Tirpak

The Air Force could have its first hypersonic weapon within two years, demonstrating a faster acquisition and development process the Air Force hopes will accelerate its modernization push on many levels. 

Speed—both hypersonics and faster technology and program development—were core to the messages Air Force leaders took to the force during AFA’s Air, Space & Cyber Conference in September.