Category: National-Security

Pentagon seeks commercial tech for hypersonic test vehicle

  • September 6, 2022

The U.S. Department of Defense is seeking to leverage private investment in commercial hypersonic vehicle technology to demonstrate a high-speed test aircraft.

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Defense leader on campus praises Purdue’s efforts ‘to defend the nation’

  • August 25, 2022

Noe Padilla August 19 2022 LAFAYETTE, Ind. — U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense, Kathleen Hicks praised Purdue University for the success of national security objectives on campus, a Thursday visit that wrapped up a two-day and four-state tour at several institutions. During her tour, Hicks stopped by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee, Wright-Patterson […]

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Can the U.S. Win the Hypersonics Race?

  • June 14, 2022

To catch up with its competitors, the United States is taking a new approach to hypersonic research and testing. Last summer, following China’s successful launch of a test missile that circled the globe with impressive accuracy, the term “hypersonic” immediately became a part of the world’s lexicon. (It also made headlines again recently when Russia […]

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National hypersonic ground test facility to be built in Purdue Aerospace District

  • June 13, 2022

The first-of-its-kind Hypersonic Ground Test Center to be constructed in the Purdue Aerospace District will allow industry partners to test their hypersonic technologies. (Credit: Second Bay Studios) WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – A first-of-its-kind in the U.S. facility to test hypersonic technologies will be constructed in the Purdue Aerospace District adjacent to the Purdue University campus, […]

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