Exclusive: Skunk Works Reveals SR-71 Successor Plan

By Guy Norris guy.norris@aviationweek.com
Source: AWIN First

As for rumors of an existing high-speed ISR aircraft, Leland is dismissive. “It’s been almost 20 years since the SR-71 was retired. If there was a replacement, they’ve been hiding it pretty well,” he says.

See a detailed comparison of the SR-71 and SR-72 engine cycles.

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