The Air Force's New Hypersonic Spy Plane Is Coming Soon
The National Interest -

Jared Keller

Security, Americas

The future of espionage.

Key point: Like stealth, hypersonics are a disruptive technology.

The successor to Lockheed Martin’s SR-71 Blackbird, the Mach 3 long-range recon aircraft that once tore across the skies like a Cold-War era arrowhead before its retirement in 1999, may be inching closer toward reality.

According to Aviation Week, a handful of visitors to the SAE International Aerotech Congress and Exhibition at Fort Worth, Texas, this week reported...

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