Tags University Consortium for Applied Hypersonics

UVA receives $4.5M award from Pentagon for hypersonics research

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The effort will focus on engine design, maneuverability control and “operational resiliency."

Pentagon issues new awards to universities to work on hypersonics tech

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The Department of Defense is extending its outreach to academia for help with developing hypersonic weapons technology, announcing on Thursday several new applied research awards for work on navigation systems, scramjets, velocity and altitude controls, and capabilities for monitoring aeroshells. Hypersonic missiles, which are designed to fly faster than Mach 5 and be highly maneuverable, are a top modernization priority for the Pentagon as it races with China and Russia…