U.S. President Joe Biden (L) shakes hands with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida during a joint news conference with Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol (not pictured) three-way talks at Camp David on August 18, 2023 in Camp David, Maryland. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

US, Japan working to negotiate and finalize new deal to develop hypersonic missile interceptor

The Defense Department has formally agreed to team up with Japan’s Ministry of Defense on a Glide Phase Interceptor cooperative development program.
Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese (L), US President Joe Biden (C) and British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak (R) hold a press conference after a trilateral meeting during the AUKUS summit on March 13, 2023 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images)

Biden administration pursuing legislative changes, ‘sprint teams’ to stimulate AUKUS defense tech

Senior officials from the State and Defense departments laid out their plans and proposals to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.
Wallops Island, Virginia, Oct. 21, 2021. U.S. Navy Strategic Systems Programs and the Army Hypersonic Program Office successfully conducted a High Operational Tempo for Hypersonics flight campaign. This test informed the development of the Navy’s Conventional Prompt Strike and the Army’s Long Range Hypersonic Weapon offensive hypersonic strike capability. (U.S. Navy Photo/Released)

Pentagon awards three contracts to bolster US hypersonics supply chains

Northrop Grumman, General Electric and Carbon-Carbon Advanced Technologies (C-CAT) were each awarded contracts, the Defense Department announced.