U.S. Air Force Funds Hermeus Hypersonic Demonstrators

Hermeus quarterhorse

The Hermeus Quarterhorse.

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Startup hypersonic aircraft developer Hermeus has won a $60 million U.S. Air Force contract to develop single-engine flight demonstrators of its planned turbine-based, combined cycle (TBCC)-powered Mach 5 transport concept. Awarded under the U.S. Air Force’s recently launched “Vector Initiative,”...
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