The U.S. Department of Defense on Oct. 26 named the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station to lead a national consortium for modernizing hypersonic flight capabilities.
The Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, a state agency of The Texas A&M University System, will manage a five-year, $20 million-per-year Department of Defense initiative involving many of the nation’s top research universities. The University Consortium for Applied Hypersonics (UCAH) will work on everything from basic research to real-world capabilities in hypersonic flight systems.
The consortium will accelerate innovation to address the nation’s hypersonic needs and nurture the next generation of researchers in aerospace engineering and related fields.
The Department of Defense contract comes as the Texas A&M System is preparing to build the Ballistic, Aero-Optics, and Materials (BAM) Test Range at the George H.W. Bush Combat Development Complex. BAM will complement other cutting-edge hypersonic facilities at Texas A&M such as the National Aerothermochemistry and Hypersonics Laboratory and the Aerospace Laboratory for Lasers, ElectroMagnetics and Optics.
For more information, see the full press release about the UCAH.