U.S. Air Force Contract Launches New Supersonic Jet Startup

Exosonic supersonic passenger jet concept
The U.S. military is considering a supersonic passenger jet for executive airlift and special operations missions, while a subscale prototype could become a candidate for a supersonic unmanned aircraft system.
Credit: Exosonic
Raising money for a supersonic passenger jet is not an easy sell. Most investors want to make a profit within 3-5 years, not wait a decade or more merely for the product to become available to sell. And that is before the fundraiser mentions the product is likely to cost $500 million dollars or more...
Steve Trimble

Steve covers military aviation, missiles and space for the Aviation Week Network, based in Washington DC.

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