Boeing Unveils Its Conceptional Hypersonic Jet Design To Replace The SR-71 Blackbird


Business Insider: Boeing unveils conceptual hypersonic jet design to replace the SR-71 Blackbird

* Boeing unveiled a conceptual model for a hypersonic jet that would replace the SR-71 Blackbird.
* The jet would hit speeds of more than Mach 5
* No one has committed to building it yet.

Boeing recently unveiled a conceptual model for a new hypersonic jet that would replace the SR-71 Blackbird, according to Aviation Week Aerospace Daily.

The conceptual model was displayed at the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics SciTech forum in Orlando.

The "airplane concept and associated technology are targeted for a hypersonic ISR (reconnaissance)/strike aircraft that would have the same type of mission as the SR-71," Boeing spokeswoman Sandra Angers told Business Insider in an emailed statement. "In that sense it could be a future replacement for the SR-71."

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Update #1: Boeing reveals the model for a competing design for a reusable hypersonic plane (Next Big Future)
Update #2: "Son of Blackbird": Boeing Reveals Hypersonic Concept That Could Replace SR-71 (Popular Mechanics)

WNU Editor: Boeing better hurry-up .... rumors are circulating that Lockheed has already built a replacement for the SR-71 .... Skunkworks Boss Hints Unmanned SR-72 Bomber Prototype Has 'Already Been Made' (January 11, 2018)

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