Skunk Works Quietly Marks Progress On Proposed Blackbird Successor

Credit: Lockheed Martin
Four years after revealing plans to develop a Mach 6 strike-and-reconnaissance aircraft, Lockheed Martin says a raft of hypersonic technologies is now sufficiently mature to enable progress toward a flight demonstrator. The company’s secretive Skunk Works unit has been working since at least the...
Guy Norris

Guy is a Senior Editor for Aviation Week, covering technology and propulsion. He is based in Colorado Springs.

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