May 15, 2023

CEO of Purdue Applied Research Institute shares report on the future of hypersonics supply chains

Mark Lewis (center), CEO of the Purdue Applied Research Institute, discusses a report on the future of hypersonics supply chains at the National Defense Industrial Association in Arlington, Virginia, May 11. Lewis contributed to the report, an in-depth study on supply chains that are vital to the success of U.S. hypersonics endeavors. Supply chains – which include integration, operations, purchasing and distribution of important materials – are a major cog in hypersonics pursuits, especially at Purdue. The report, “Hypersonics Supply Chains: Securing the Path to the Future,” is available for download here.

From left: Charles Ormsby, chief of the manufacturing and technologies division, Air Force Research Laboratory; Jason Fischer, market area lead for high-speed tactical boosters, Northrop Grumman; Mark Lewis, CEO of Purdue Applied Research Institute; Marty Hunt, vice president of hypersonics and advanced materials, Dynetics Technical Solutions; Sharon Weinberger, national security editor, Wall Street Journal

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