Hypersonics: Making MACH 5 and beyond detectable and defendable


Threats facing the U.S. military are evolving fast – hypersonically fast.

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“There are ever-evolving advancements in speed of munitions and times from launch to planned target impact,” says Rob Cox, director of hypersonic initiatives at Abaco Systems (Huntsville, Alabama). “So the capability needs of military platforms and their respective ability to conduct wide sweeps of airspace via complex sensor arrays, rapidly process that data, feed it back to a response system to assess and position the intercept point of that threat, and then facilitate the operational decision loop is greater than ever before.”