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Complex Air Defense: Countering the Hypersonic Missile Threat

February 7, 2022 • 10:00 – 11:30 am EST

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Please join the CSIS Missile Defense Project for the rollout of our new report, Complex Air Defense: Countering the Hypersonic Missile Threat, coauthored by Tom Karako and Masao Dahlgren. Panelists will include Dr. Gillian Bussey, Director of the Joint Hypersonics Transition Office, Dr. Mark Lewis, Executive Director of NDIA's Emerging Technologies Institute, Ms. Kelley Sayler, Analyst for Advanced Technology and Global Security at the Congressional Research Service, Mr. Stan Stafira, Chief Architect at the Missile Defense Agency, and Dr. Tom Karako, Director of the CSIS Missile Defense Project. The conversation will be moderated by Mr. Steve Trimble, Defense Editor at Aviation Week, and will focus on potential counters for hypersonic weapons, U.S. defense programs in development, and future plans. 

This event was made possible by support from Raytheon Technologies and Lockheed Martin, and by general support to CSIS.


Tom Karako
Senior Fellow, International Security Program and Director, Missile Defense Project
Seth G. Jones
Senior Vice President; Harold Brown Chair; and Director, International Security Program

Gillian Bussey

Director, Joint Hypersonics Transition Office, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense, Research and Engineering

Mark Lewis

Executive Director, Emerging Technologies Institute, National Defense Industrial Association

Kelley Sayler

Analyst, Advanced Technology and Global Security, Congressional Research Service

Stan Stafira

Chief Architect, Missile Defense Agency

Steve Trimble

Defense Editor, Aviation Week