Story of Lockheed Martin SR-72 The Hypersonic Aircraft

Have you ever imagine, between New York and London can be through for less than two hours flight.

Literally those had be done in 1976, during 3-mach Lockheed Martin SR-71 flew. This record could not broken for decades or even closing it.

Lockheed Martin SR-72 Engines

Lockheed Martin SR-72 Engines

But now the record might not stay longer on SR-71 Blackbird since Lockheed Martin have been developing new successor of SR-71. The engineers of Lockheed are on working for project, Lockheed Martin Skunk Works, called SR-72.

The SR-72 will have speed up to two times from the SR-71 Blackbird, in other words, SR-72 can cruise at 6-mach or six times of speed of sounds. Crossing continent for only hours and will be on operation in 2030.


Lockheed Martin SR-72 will be powered by Aerojet Rocketdyne. This type of engine work with combining an off-shelf turbine with  supersonic combustion ramjet air breathing jet engine. The SR-72 will have high altitude to operate which air on decompressed circumstances.