A recent meeting of top pentagon officials and defense industry executives met to discuss hypersonic weapons development and the 2023 budget for U.S. defense. A huge focus of this roundtable was discussing how to accelerate hypersonic weapons production and capabilities and much of this discussion was led by the Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, Heidi Shyu and included input from defense industry experts. This meeting was unclassified and the industry participants were able to share a multitude of concerns such as supply chain delays and constraints, budget variability and testing facility needs. This meeting is a historical milestone as there have any been three other times in the last 25 years where the secretary of defense has opened up a meeting to the defense industry. Read more about this industry and Pentagon meeting here.