Skunk Works Announces Info on SR-72 Program



Not sure if you caught last month’s headlines, but Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works announced that their SR-72 program is already in full-swing to construct and fly a follow-on to the great SR-71 Blackbird reconnaissance aircraft.

Lockheed told Aviation Week that their high-end tech directorates have been working on special engines (combined cycle propulsion system) that combines a supersonic jet engine with a rocket engine.  Pretty interesting stuff.  Lockheed plans on it flying it as a strike and reconnaissance aircraft that will have speeds in excess of Mach 6.

Readers may recognize some of this technology from The Devil Dragon Pilot!

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