A new Hypersonic plane could circle the globe in 3 hours

A new Hypersonic plane could circle the globe in 3 hours

February 6, 2018

Boeing hypersonic fighter jet

Boeing just unveiled first details about ‘Son of Blackbird’ hypersonic plane, that could ‘circle the globe in three hours.’

 

Codenamed ‘Valkyrie II,’ the Boeing secretive concept plane, is a potential successor to the legendary Blackbird SR-71 spy plane.



It is in development for reconnaissance and missile strike delivery, It could strike targets at twice the speed of a bullet.

Lockheed Martin concept

This is the Lockheed Martin hypersonic concept

Kevin Bowcutt, a senior technical fellow at Boeing, explained:

“This is one of several concepts and technologies we’re studying for a hypersonic aircraft. This particular concept is for a military application that would be targeted for an intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance, or ISR and capabilities.”



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via dailymail

By | 2018-02-06T12:35:05+00:00 Feb 6, 2018|Categories: Aviation|Tags: , , |

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