The current weapon’s race brings new challenges and focus areas along with some old ones. Speed has been a critical part of military technology since the first slingshot. Nothing is new here other than the magnitude, Hypersonic. However, achieving this speed in unmanned and highly autonomous systems is something new facilitated by modern computing and communication technology. AI, quantum computing, swarm networks are just a few of the enabling technologies behind this new drone weapon’s race. As our world accelerates, the technology development cycle must keep up. Veteran-owned small businesses, rapid prototyping, and 3D printing will ensure that we keep up with competitor nations in military technology.