Main Conference Day 1

12:30 pm - 12:40 pm Chairman's Opening Remarks

Rex Jordan - Senior Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton

Rex Jordan

Senior Vice President
Booz Allen Hamilton

12:45 pm - 1:05 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 


Paul Dack FRAeS

Chief Scientist
UK Missile Defence Centre

1:05 pm - 1:15 pm Q&A SESSION

1:15 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


Vice Admiral Jon Hill

Missile Defense Agency

1:35 pm - 1:45 pm Q&A SESSION

1:45 pm - 2:00 pm Leg Stretch & App Networking

2:00 pm - 2:20 pm International and Industrial Cooperation in the Hypersonics Race

Mr. Bryan Rosselli - Vice President, Strategic Missile Defense, Raytheon Missiles & Defense

This session will focus on the research base, industrial base and international cooperation needed to develop a hypersonics and counter-hypersonics capability.


Mr. Bryan Rosselli

Vice President, Strategic Missile Defense
Raytheon Missiles & Defense

2:20 pm - 2:30 pm Q&A SESSION

·        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


Justin Bronk

Research Fellow, Airpower And Technology


Dr. James Bosbotinis

Independent Specialist in Defence and International Affairs
JB Associates


Peter Huessy

Director for Strategic Deterrent Studies
Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies

3:15 pm - 3:30 pm Leg Stretch & App Networking

3:30 pm - 3:50 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


David Hunter

Principal Scientist
Dstl, UK MoD

3:50 pm - 4:00 pm Q&A SESSION

·        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


Dr. Eric Marineau

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

4:20 pm - 4:30 pm Q&A SESSION

4:30 pm - 4:50 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


Dr. Gillian Bussey

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

4:50 pm - 5:00 pm Q&A SESSION

5:00 pm - 5:05 pm Chairman's Closing Remarks

Rex Jordan - Senior Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton

Rex Jordan

Senior Vice President
Booz Allen Hamilton