You are here

Generative Artificial Intelligence Algorithm Development for Glide Phase Hypersonic Interceptors


OUSD (R&E) CRITICAL TECHNOLOGY AREA(S): Trusted AI and Autonomy; Hypersonics; Emerging Threat Reduction


The technology within this topic is restricted under the International Traffic in Arms Regulation (ITAR), 22 CFR Parts 120-130, which controls the export and import of defense-related material and services, including export of sensitive technical data, or the Export Administration Regulation (EAR), 15 CFR Parts 730-774, which controls dual use items. Offerors must disclose any proposed use of foreign nationals (FNs), their country(ies) of origin, the type of visa or work permit possessed, and the statement of work (SOW) tasks intended for accomplishment by the FN(s) in accordance with the Announcement. Offerors are advised foreign nationals proposed to perform on this topic may be restricted due to the technical data under US Export Control Laws.


OBJECTIVE: Develop Glide Phase Intercept (GPI) Interceptors Actively Responsive to Artificial Intelligence (AI) Guided Hypersonic Threats.


DESCRIPTION: Adversary use of AI in hypersonic weapons employment & operations will outstrip and negate US hypersonic interceptor capabilities for interception and kill.


PHASE I: Develop strategic approach and commence evaluating feasibility of proposed solutions.  As relevant, leverage physics-driven computational models and validate the ability of generative artificial intelligence (GAI) use in models to predict impact points, tracks leading to intercept, or failure to track/intercept a target. Establish the technical basis through small-scale validation and theoretical analysis.


PHASE II: Updated strategic approach developed in Phase I and continue evaluations to assess the feasibility of proposed solutions.  Continue maturation and validation of physics-driven computational models.  Down select any competing technologies and provide more extensive testing.


PHASE III DUAL USE APPLICATIONS: Develop or transition the technology to pilot-scale strategic approach as developed in Phase II. Evaluate physics based computational models for transition.  Prepare documentation for technology transition and training.



  1. DoD Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC)
  2. DoD Data, Analysis, and Artificial Intelligence Adoption Strategy 2023


KEYWORDS: Artificial Intelligence; Algorithm; Glide Phase Interceptor; Hypersonic

US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government