2 septembre 2020 | International, Aérospatial

Military Moves Forward with Plan to Make Air Force One Supersonic

By Oriana Pawlyk

The U.S. Air Force has taken initial steps to begin prototyping a supersonic aircraft that could someday carry the president around the world in half the time.

Last month, the service's Presidential and Executive Airlift Directorate awarded a $1 million small business innovation research (SBIR) phase II contract to Exosonic, a start-up aerospace company, to begin the design and development of a low-boom executive airlift concept.


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