2023 Hypersonics Forum

2023 Hypersonics Forum

August 15th, 2023 7:00am-10:00am EST   2941 Restaurant, 2941 Fairview Park Dr, Falls Church, VA 22042

The race to develop hypersonic weapons is heating up, but the United States is trailing behind some of its key competitors in this critical area. With the ability to travel five times the speed of sound and a range far exceeding that of current long-range weapons, hypersonics are becoming the weapons of the future fight, especially in light of complex geopolitical situations and the rise of peer competition.

Join the ExecutiveBiz Hypersonics Forum to hear expert insights from military leaders and industry executives regarding hypersonics challenges, priorities, strategies and successes steering the technology in the U.S.

  • James Weber
    Dr. James Weber - Keynote
    Principal Director, Hypersonics (OUSD(R&E)), U.S. Department of the Air Force

    Dr. James W. Weber is the Principal Director for Hypersonics in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (OUSD(R&E)). In that role, Dr. Weber is responsible for the Department of Defense’s vision and strategy for developing warfighting capability enabled by hypersonic systems. Dr. Weber has over 30 years of experience in the research and development of hypersonic systems supporting multiple Air Force, DARPA and NASA programs. Additionally, Dr. Weber served as a Special Assistant for Hypersonics in OUSD(R&E) and led the development of DOD’s Hypersonics Science & Technology Strategy. Prior to assuming his current position, Dr. Weber was the Air Force Senior Scientist for Hypersonics, where he directed the department’s hypersonics science and technology enterprise and advised Air Force senior leadership on hypersonic systems development. Dr. Weber received his B.S. degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Tennessee, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Aerospace Engineering (Hypersonics) from the University of Maryland.

  • 7:00am - 8:00am EST


  • 8:00am - 8:05am EST

    Welcome & Opening Remarks

  • 8:05am - 8:45am EST

    Keynote Address: Dr. James Weber

  • 8:45am - 9:45am EST


  • 9:45am - 10:00am EST

    Closing Comments

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