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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One Reply to “Skunk Works Announces Info on SR-72 Program”
Thanks, Cheese! I had no idea. What a remarkable aircraft.