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The Air Force just awarded a contract to develop a supersonic Air Force One

September 8, 2020
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From the Task and Purpose website

As if a hypersonic executive aircraft wasn’t enough, the Air Force just awarded a contract to develop a supersonic passenger plane that could one day potentially fly the president around the world in the blink of an eye.

The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center announced on Monday that the service’s Presidential and Executive Airlift Directorate has awarded a contract to California-based start-up Exosonic to develop a “low-boom supersonic executive transport aircraft” for use by “key decision makers and teams.”

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