Military Capabilities

US Army to detail hypersonic and directed-energy weapons plans

21 May 2019

US Army leaders will meet with industry in mid-June to layout their plans for developing a host of new technologies including hypersonic and directed-energy weapons, as well as space technologies in efforts to better compete with Russia and China, while also streamlining competing development efforts.

In a recent notice posted on the Federal Business Opportunities website, the service announced that the Army Rapid Capabilities and Critical Technologies Office (RCCTO) will host an ‘industry open house’ on 12 June in Huntsville, Alabama, “as a means of introducing the new leadership, mission focus, and construct” of the office.

“Information will be provided on the army’s planned timeline, structure, and opportunities in developing a hypersonic prototype, new directed-energy capabilities, and space technologies,” the army wrote in the 20 May notice.

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