Hypervelocity Missiles

Hypervelocity missiles travel at speeds above Mach 5 and up to Mach 25, which is fast, very very fast.

What do they look like?
How are they used?
What aerodynamic, technological and material prowess is required to propel them and guide them to their destination?
How do we defend against these threats?

To find out more, register for this high-speed day!

deftech-day | Hypervelocity Missiles


Expect a good mix of participants between military, engineers, researchers and academics. It is a unique opportunity to learn the needs and requirements from the end-users while showing them what is or will be possible soon!

The majority of the participants will be interested more in the concepts, the vision, real-life results vs laboratory results, system requirements, etc rather than in detailed mathematics (but there are always experts in the room as well !) 


Feuerwerkerstrasse 39
CH-3602 Thun


09:00-09:15 Introduction Quentin Ladetto, armasuisse W+T
09:15-09:45 Various uses of hypervelocity – overview Mr. Hans-Martin Pastuszka, Fraunhofer INT
Dr. Guido Huppertz, Fraunhofer INT
09:45-10:15 The hypersonic advantage Mr. Daniel Paukner, IABG
10:15-10:45 Aerothermodynamik von den Hypervelocity missiles Dr. Friedrich Leopold, ISL
10:45-11:15 Coffee Break
11:15-11:45 Tekna PlasmaSonic solutions :
High enthalpy ground material testing facilities
Dr. Jochen Altenberend, Tekna
11:45-12:15 Radar Remote Sensing of the Meteor Earth Environment
and their hypersonic atmospheric flight
Dr. Gunter Stober, University Bern
12:15-12:45 In the News – Hype vs Real Round table & discussion, all speakers (and audience!)
12:45-13:30 Lunch
13:30-14:00 Technical and tactical simulations of hypersonic missiles Dr. Matthias Sommer, armasuisse W+T
Dr. André Koch, Dynamic Phenomena
Dr. François Ubertini, Dynamic Phenomena
14:00-14:30 How to fight hypersonic threats Mr. Stefan Matzka, Diehl Defence GmbH
14:30-15:00 Anticipating 2060 – L’hyperforteresse Mr. Jean-Baptiste Colas, Agence de l’Innovation de Défense / RedTeam
15:00 End of the Conference

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