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SR-72 Blackbird In Design By Lockheed Martin

SR-72 Blackbird In Design By Lockheed Martin
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  • On March 3, 2016
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With the retirement of the SR 71 Blackbird back in 1998, the hunt has been on for a replacement vehicle due to tensions between Russia and the US over the last few years

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Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works has now revealed that it is building a successor to the Blackbird: the SR-72 that will include a new hypersonic engine design that combines turbines and ramjets and is expected to be twice as fast as its big brother.

With a cruising speed of Mach 6 the SR-72 Blackbird will be unmanned and will travel above the earth at more than 80,000 feet while travelling at over 4,567 mph.

 

With a cruising speed of Mach 6 the SR 72 Blackbird will be unmanned and will travel above the earth at more than 80,000 feet while travelling at over 4,567 mph.

With a cruising speed of Mach 6 the SR-72 Blackbird will be unmanned and will travel above the earth at more than 80,000 feet while travelling at over 4,567 mph.

 

The need for the SR-72 has been detailed by the US air force and its thought that a supersonic aircraft loaded with supersonic missiles could penetrate enemy airspace and strike targets anywhere within an hour.

 

Fitted with HTV-2 Hypersonic demonstrator engines that have been tested to fly at more than 15,244 mph, the SR 72 will have reduced drag and is expected to be testing by 2018

Fitted with HTV-2 Hypersonic demonstrator engines that have been tested to fly at more than 15,244 mph, the SR-72 will have reduced drag and is expected to be testing by 2018

 

Fitted with HTV-2 Hypersonic demonstrator engines that have been tested to fly at more than 15,244 mph, the SR-72 will have reduced drag and is expected to be testing by 2018 and fully operational by 2030.


 

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