Main Conference Day 1

12:20 pm - 12:30 pm Chairman's Opening Remarks

Rex Jordan - Senior Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton
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Rex Jordan

Senior Vice President
Booz Allen Hamilton

12:30 pm - 12:55 pm Defensive Challenges of Hypersonic Glide Vehicles

Paul Dack FRAeS - Chief Scientist, UK Missile Defence Centre

·        The role of the UK Missile Defence Centre (MDC)

·        How the MDC is developing its thinking in understanding the challenge of mitigating Hypersonic Glide Vehicle systems

·        Hypersonic vehicle design considerations, as well as the associated challenges that sensor and Command and Control (C2) architectures must overcome to help mitigate the hypersonic threat 

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Paul Dack FRAeS

Chief Scientist
UK Missile Defence Centre

1:10 pm - 1:35 pm A Vision for the Future of Missile Defence

Vice Admiral Jon Hill - Director, Missile Defense Agency

·        Operational and strategic implications of the hypersonic missiles threat

·        Emerging hypersonic threat: Adversaries’ efforts to develop hypersonic strike capabilities

·        Current shortcomings in existing strategic air and missile defence systems

·        The potential strategic coercive effect of hypersonic weapons and defending against them

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Vice Admiral Jon Hill

Director
Missile Defense Agency

·        What missions will hypersonic weapons be used for?

·        Are they the most cost-effective means of executing these potential missions?

·        Factors that led to the acceleration of efforts to deploy hypersonic weapons

·        How will hypersonic weapons be integrated into joint operational doctrine and concepts?

·        Russian and Chinese hypersonic capabilities: Implications for NATO and partners

·       Cost-benefit analysis will be key to effective leveraging of hypersonic technologies

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Dr. Richard Connolly

Director, Centre for Russian, European and Eurasian Studies (CREES)
University of Birmingham

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Justin Bronk

Research Fellow, Airpower And Technology
RUSI

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Dr. James Bosbotinis

Independent Specialist in Defence and International Affairs
JB Associates

2:45 pm - 3:10 pm Hypersonic Glide Vehicle Concept and Performance Assessment

David Hunter - Principal Scientist, Dstl, UK MoD

·        Capture the configuration of a postulated UK Hypersonic Glide Vehicle concept HGV

·        The proposal is entirely conceptual, based on a quick-look assessment by the author in order to exercise tools and techniques

·        Vehicle design process and the proposed solution, taking into account key constraints 

·        Performance assessments of the proposed solution in terms of maximum flight range and divert capability

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David Hunter

Principal Scientist
Dstl, UK MoD

·        Challenges and opportunities in hypersonic aerothermodynamics 

·        Need for advanced test facilities, instrumentations and diagnostics

·        New research opportunities in environment-material interactions

·        The importance of workforce development

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Dr. Eric Marineau

Program Officer, Hypersonic Aerodynamics, Heat Transfer and Materials
Office of Naval Research, US Navy

4:05 pm - 4:30 pm Spotlight On New DOD Hypersonics Initiatives: Creating New Hypersonics Capabilities through Airbreathing Propulsion Technologies and Engaging Universities and Allies

Dr. Gillian Bussey - Special Advisor to the Assistant Director of Hypersonics, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Research and Engineering)

•OUSDR&E prioritising creating hypersonic airbreathing cruise missile capabilities to bring significant loadout and mass to the fight

•OUSDR&E with the Navy creating a “National University Consortium for Applied Hypersonics Research” 

•Our hypersonics strategy requires whole nation effort: Need to leverage best and brightest at universities to address significant S&T gaps

•In accordance with the National Defense Strategy (NDS), OUSDR&E is pursuing efforts to co-develop hypersonic systems and technologies with allies to produce capabilities greater than what we can achieve separately

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Dr. Gillian Bussey

Special Advisor to the Assistant Director of Hypersonics
Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Research and Engineering)

3:00 pm - 3:05 pm Chairman's Closing Remarks

Rex Jordan - Senior Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton
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Rex Jordan

Senior Vice President
Booz Allen Hamilton