About the Hypersonic Production Accelerator Facility

ASTRO America was commissioned by the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to devise a plan for accelerating key manufacturing capabilities for hypersonic weapons systems. The resulting “capstone blueprint” for a “hypersonic production accelerator,” called for co-location under one roof of a hypersonics government customer and “best of the best” technology developers at every manufacturing tier— materials suppliers, factory equipment providers, propulsion developers, and lead system integrators.