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Lockheed to build successor to SR-71 Blackbird

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A new hypersonic spy plane is coming from the company that helped invent the technology -- and this one will fly six times the speed of sound. (www.foxnews.com) More...

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Musketeer1
Musketeer1 1
What will this do that a satellite can't?
akayemm
Ogle at roof tops better than what satellites are doing or can do, my friend Musketeer1.
;-)
NolanMiddlemas
That will be no fun with no pilots aboard.
bjaygarber
bjaygarber 1
thats cool
akayemm
Its Mach 6 noy "Mack"
A pretty nice speed to fly at.
Sadly so far only as a 'drone' !
:-(
akayemm
Typo, typo typo.
Mach not Mack !
It's not my day.
One of those days I guess.
akayemm
Youtube link
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8RDGD8z9CzM
Enjoy and fantasize !
akayemm
Er.A.K. Mittal -1
(Duplicate Squawk Submitted)

Lockheed Martin developing successor to the SR-71 Blackbird - MACK 6

The idea of a hypersonic replacement has been kicked around for years, and now Lockheed is working on the SR-72. Unlike its predecessor, the SR-72 will be unmanned, but it will be twice as fast with a cruising speed of Mach 6 (4,567 mph, 7,350 km/h).

http://www.gizmag.com/lockeheed-martin-sr-72-blackbird/29634/

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