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

Business Insider | 1/12/2018 | Daniel Brown
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Boeing unveiled a conceptual model for a hypersonic jet that would replace the SR-71 Blackbird.

No one has committed to building it yet.

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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.

Airplane - Concept - Technology - ISR - Reconnaissance

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."

"It's a conceptual model for an eventual demonstrator, but no one has committed to building a reusable hypersonic demonstrator yet," Angers added. "We're constantly looking to advance concept in technology areas that could someday be asked for by the customer."

Boeing - Defense - Contractors - Donors - US

Boeing is one of the largest defense contractors and political donors in the US.

Angers also told Business Insider over the phone that the future generation concept...
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