Under the newly launched Quiet Supersonic Platform (QSP) project, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) plans to sponsor a prototype aircraft that could lead to both a supersonic business jet for the corporate operator and to a stealthy, long-range multi-purpose supersonic aircraft for the U.S. Air Force. A QSP prototype could be flying by the mid-2000s, testing a range of advanced aircraft technologies. The project's roots go back to 1997-98, when researchers at ...

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