Meet Darkstar SR-72: Lockheed Martin’s New Hypersonic Bomber

In 2013, Lockheed Martin made an unusual announcement about the plane. Until Lockheed verified engine testing in 2017, not much more was known about the so-called “Son of Blackbird.” The SR-72 might be “rolled out for maiden flight tests by no later than 2023,” according to some publications. The game-changer might be operational by 2025, according to Lockheed’s original release. Oh, and the development cost was estimated to be $1 billion.

Meet Darkstar SR-72: Lockheed Martin's New Hypersonic Bomber
Meet Darkstar SR-72: Lockheed Martin’s New Hypersonic Bomber

The fact that Lockheed CEO James Taiclet posted publicly on LinkedIn this month that the company’s ultra-secret Skunk Works, which works on many of the company’s most boundary-pushing projects like the SR-72, “partnered with Top Gun’s producers to bring cutting-edge, future-forward technology to the big screen,” including tech around “hypersonic flight,” was odd. He also uploaded a snapshot from the premiere of the flick.

Meet Darkstar SR-72: Lockheed Martin's New Hypersonic Bomber
Meet Darkstar SR-72: Lockheed Martin’s New Hypersonic Bomber

As Per recent information, The Lockheed Martin SR-72, which is also known as the “Son of Blackbird”, is an American hypersonic UAV idea for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) that was secretly suggested by Lockheed Martin in 2013. It would replace the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird, which was decommissioned in 2013. By 2025, the company hoped to have an SR-72 test vehicle in the air.

Meet Darkstar SR-72: Lockheed Martin's New Hypersonic Bomber
Meet Darkstar SR-72: Lockheed Martin’s New Hypersonic Bomber

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