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Kris Osbon, Warrior Maven Long range hypersonic weapons. I heard General Thurgood not long ago say this was on track for 2023, as soon as next year, what as the acquisition leader are you seeing with how that program is moving along?
Mr. Douglas Bush First of all, I will say that the army, long before I got here, the program was started back last administration, has definitely used all of the possible flexibilities and authorities. Some of them new some of them old to do it on an amazingly fast pace... We're at the point now where this is kind of the year of testing. So there's a series of test events coming up that are going to tell us exactly where we are, in terms of hitting, hopefully do hit that 23 goal, to make sure we get the first actual weapon capability fielded in a real army unit. So a lot of a lot of excitement over the next year in terms of how our test activities run.
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Kris Osborn is the President of Warrior Maven - Center for Military Modernization and the Defense Editor for the National Interest. Osborn previously served at the Pentagon as a Highly Qualified Expert with the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army—Acquisition, Logistics & Technology. Osborn has also worked as an anchor and on-air military specialist at national TV networks. He has appeared as a guest military expert on Fox News, MSNBC, The Military Channel, and The History Channel. He also has a Masters Degree in Comparative Literature from Columbia University.