Daniel M. Norton

Daniel M. Norton

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Senior Management Systems Analyst, RAND Corporation

Daniel Norton is a senior management systems analyst with 27 years of experience in analyzing mobility, modernization, and strategic planning issues for the U.S. Army and Air Force. He began his career analyzing the performance of next-generation armored and mechanized vehicles using high-resolution ground-combat simulations. He then shifted his focus to improving the strategic mobility of Army units. He later analyzed force sizing and airfield suitability issues in the Next-Generation Gunship and KC-135 Recapitalization AoAs.More recently, Norton has led studies on satellite vulnerability, adding winglets to the Air Force tanker fleets, and capability improvements to the 4th gen. fighter fleets. Over the last two years, he led studies for Air Force Global Strike Command examining ways to enhance bomber operations in anti-access, area-denial environments, and another to determine the economic service life of the UH-1N. Norton has an A.B. in Economics and Political Science from Occidental and an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley.

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The Future of Hypersonic Weapons

Over the next few years, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) plans to demonstrate two air-launched hypersonic weapons (HSW) concepts; the Turbo Boost Glide and the Hypersonic Air-breathing Weapons Concept. […] More

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