Iain Boyd

Boyd discusses Ukraine, missile defense with Newsweek

Nov. 2, 2022

Professor Iain Boyd discusses Ukraine's missile defenses and hypersonic weapons in a new article in Newsweek. Boyd, who is also the director of the CU Boulder Center for National Security Initiatives , is a leading researcher in hypersonic aerothermodynamics. Hypersonic weapons present major new challenges to national defense systems for...

Israel's Iron Dome Missile Defense System.

A game of numbers: Why Ukraine is eager for more air defense resources

Oct. 20, 2022

What will it take for Ukraine to defend against the ballistic missiles, cruise missiles and explosive drones raining down on the country? The question is not so much what as how many. Iain Boyd has written a new column in The Conversation on missile defense systems, how they work, and...

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Boyd featured in two national media stories on American technology in China's hypersonics program

Oct. 19, 2022

Iain Boyd was interviewed by the Washington Post and Fox News for related pieces on American technology being used in China's hypersonics program despite export controls designed to prevent sales to foreign entities deemed a threat to U.S. national security. Boyd, a professor in the Ann and H.J. Smead Department...

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Boyd talks hypersonics in Modern CTO podcast

Oct. 11, 2022

Modern CTO spoke with Iain Boyd on "the Sputnik moment of hypersonics", how hypersonics play a role in defense initiatives around the world, and NASA’s role in supporting the private space industry. Boyd, a professor in the Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences, is also the director...

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Boyd featured in news podcast on hypersonic weapons

Aug. 8, 2022

Professor Iain Boyd was interviewed by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation for a new podcast on the international race to develop hypersonic weapons. Boyd, a professor in the Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences, is also the director of the CU Boulder Center for National Security Initiatives ...

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Evaluating the risks of military anti-satellite lasers

July 26, 2022

Iain Boyd is exploring the threats posed by a new ground-based laser facility reportedly being built by Russia to interfere with satellites orbiting overhead. Boyd is the director of the Center for National Security Initiatives at the University of Colorado Boulder and a professor in the Ann and H.J. Smead...

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Boyd discusses hypersonic weapons with Institution of Mechanical Engineers

June 29, 2022

Professor Iain Boyd was interviewed by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers in a new article on the extreme challenges faced in developing hypersonic weapons. Boyd, a professor in the Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences, is also the director of the CU Boulder Center for National Security...

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Boyd talks supersonic airliners with the Washington Post

May 31, 2022

Iain Boyd discusses the potential and pitfalls of new supersonic commercial flights in an Washington Post article. Boyd, a professor of aerospace engineering sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder, is an expert on the science and extreme conditions faced in faster-than-sound travel. Read the article at the Washington Post...

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How hypersonic missiles work and the unique threats they pose – an aerospace engineer explains

April 15, 2022

Iain Boyd discusses the development and use of hypersonic weapons in a new column in The Conversation. Boyd, a professor of aerospace engineering sciences and director of the CU Boulder Center for National Security Initiatives , is a leading national researcher in hypersonic aerothermodynamics. Hypersonic weapons present unique challenges to...

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CU Boulder awarded major Department of Defense research grant for hypersonics

March 30, 2022

The University of Colorado Boulder has received a five-year, $7.5 million grant to advance the science of hypersonic flight. The grant will investigate plasma that forms around sub-orbital vehicles traveling at...

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