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Skunk Works Working on the SR-71 Blackbird’s Ultra-Secret Successor

June 9, 2017

From the Task and Purpose website

SR-72. Lockheed Martin Illustration. Click on to enlarge

In an interview with Aviation Week, Lockheed Martin Advanced Development Programs chief Rob Weiss revealed new details of the SR-72, the proposed ultra-secret Blackbird successor designed to reach Mach 6 with advanced hypersonic technology developed by Skunk Works and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. And according to the Skunk Works chief, the company is inching toward a “sufficiently mature” flight demonstrator.

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