Lockheed Martin SR-72 Specification & Technical Data

The Lockheed Martin SR-72 is a conceptualized unmanned, hypersonic aircraft intended for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance proposed by Lockheed Martin to succeed the retired SR-71 Blackbird. The Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird has been overtaken by it’s successor, The SR-72, the fastest Aircraft ever built. According to Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works, the SR-72, has a twin-engine aircraft which is designed in such a way that it can fly at Mach 6. By 2018, the SR-72 could be up for demonstration showing off at the high-speed strike weapon (HSSW), a U.S. hypersonic missile program taking shape under the Air Force and Darpa.

Lockheed Martin SR-72
RoleUnmanned, Stealth, hypersonic, Strategic reconnaissance aircraft
National originUnited States
Primary usersUSAF
ManufacturerLockheed Martin
First flight24/11/2028
Introduction30/12/2030
StatusDesign proposal
Number builtN/A
Program costUnknown
Unit costUnknown
Length100 ft / 30 m
Wingspan55 ft / 16 m
Height18 ft / 5 m
Wing areaUnknown
Empty weightUnknown
Maximum payloadUnknown
Maximum takeoff weightUnknown
PowerplantTwo HTV-3X
Fuel
Maximum speedMach 6.0
Ferry range2,900 nmi (5,400 km)
Combat radius
Service ceiling
Rate of climb
Thrust/weight
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Air to ground loadout
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