0 $
2,500 $
5,000 $
1,360 $
JUNE 2021

US Air Force One To Go Hypersonic

Support SouthFront

US Air Force One To Go Hypersonic

The ‘next-generation’ consortium hopes to have the aircraft ready within 5 years

The US Air Force and the Presidential and Executive Airlift Directorate have announced that they have partnered with an Atlanta-based company called Hermeus to develop a hypersonic Air Force One.

Zero Hedge reports that the partnership will allow for the development of a hypersonic aircraft for the presidential fleet that can travel as fast as Mach 5. Hermeus successfully tested a Mach 5 engine prototype earlier this year. A demonstrator vehicle using the Mach 5 engines could be developed within the next five years.

Mach 5 is approximately 3,300 miles per hour, about 2.5 times faster than the Aérospatiale/BAC Concorde.

The Hermeus press release describing the new contract to build a hypersonic Air Force One declares:

“Hermeus Corporation, the aerospace company developing Mach 5 commercial aircraft, has partnered with the U.S. Air Force and the Presidential and Executive Airlift Directorate to work toward hypersonic travel for the Department of Defense.  This award comes under an Other Transaction For Prototype Agreement Direct to Phase II contract through AFWERX after Hermeus successfully tested a Mach 5 engine prototype in February 2020.

The effort is focused on rapidly assessing modifications to Hermeus Mach 5 aircraft to support the Presidential and Executive Airlift fleet.  Early integration of unique Air Force requirements for high-speed mobility and evaluation of interfaces between high-speed aircraft and existing communications, airport, and air traffic control infrastructure lays the groundwork for a seamless transition to service.  Additionally, Hermeus will prepare test plans to reduce technical risk associated with these modifications to support Air Force requirements.”

Brigadier General Ryan Britton, Program Executive Officer for Presidential and Executive Airlift, commented on the project:

“Leaps in capability are vital as we work to complicate the calculus of our adversaries. By leveraging commercial investment to drive new technologies into the Air Force, we are able to maximize our payback on the Department of Defense investments. The Presidential and Executive Airlift Directorate is proud to support Hermeus in making this game-changing capability a reality as we look to recapitalize the fleet in the future.”

If their efforts prove to be successful, Hermeus’ cofounders Blue Origin, SpaceX, and Generation Orbit are set to be the team that develops the first hypersonic aircraft for the president.

MORE ON THE TOPIC:

Support SouthFront

SouthFront

Subscribe
Notify of
guest
33 Comments
Oldest
Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
PZIVJ

LMAO
US should launch Trump into a low earth orbit ASAP. :DDD

occupybacon

If Putin will travel with that his mass will be negative.

Ashok Varma

US has strange inhuman priorities, it has the world’s worst pandemic and lack of a universal health care system and it wasting billions on weapons and wars. Sure fire sign of insanity.

StopIsraeliGenocideInPalestine

+++ – you described it very well and yet the US imbecile population is cheering like the one in Nazi Germany.

Arthur Deodat Jr.

Are they so scared of citizens?

Potato Man

LMFAO what happened to the US flag tho?

World_Eye

hahahahaaa

Furkan Sahin

Israel and Gaza war now :O

PZIVJ

There are reports that Iron_Zion was struck by an incendiary balloon.
And will not be available to shot the Palestinian kids. :/

ruca

Dare to dream i say.

Ashok Varma

Iron Zion is a silly teenager is now now posting used uniform clothing photos.

wwinsti

They’re afraid of the threat posed by modern defense systems.

WNSS

It is highly unlikely that a new, yet unproven tecnology would be tasked to transport the Nr.1 person of the USA.

Séamus Ó Néill

America is a kakistocracy, the deep state will pick any imbecile to be president as long as they know how to say “yes sir”. If Trump or Biden are the cream of America, then it’s easy to understand why it’s quickly turning into a third-world cesspit !

Jens Holm

Its not quicly turning into a third world despit at all and never will.

I wonder why You dont compare with any even, its true Lebanon, Syria and Iran are third world countries – if they are countries at all. Even Hesbollah use dollars:)

Concrete Mike

Dude have you been to florida?
Have you seen the total poverty?
There is stuff that the media ignores, like insane poverty all.over america. Only morrons can say ” look at the numbers the economy of fine”
Its fine if your rich, if your poor your fucked. Most americans are not rich, so yes, in reality its not as good as you think.

No healthcare, chaos and violence on the street, the worst corona virus outbreak in the world, a ridiculous pay to play education system, systemic racism, militarization of police.

Garbage politicians, look at the choices this election, you have grandpa didddler( that means pedophile btw) biden representing the pedocrats, and israeli firster Donald Trumpstein.

All because of the dollar worship. Its all about money. No one gives a fuck anymore!

AJ

50m unemployed, tens of millions are on food stamps, look at the homelessness crisis & tent cities springing up everywhere.

Peter Bozich

It’s already Third world

igybundy

ROFL!!!! roast dumplings when it lands..

johnny rotten

Other than putting the cart before the horse, the fucking Yankees build the civilian hypersonic before the military ones, this morning I was awakened by a series of impressive noises, I looked out the window and saw a bunch of these hypersonic, fuck like they did in hurry, there is already a fuck up.

Lone Ranger

They should first master supersonic…

Garga

No no no, there’s no need. shush!

Let them do their thing, it’s just another bottomless pit for their resources that could go to stupid things like health or education but now goes to necessary task of hauling Trump’s arse at Mach 5.

I just hope they don’t develop a windshield for it, just think about his hair…

Jens Holm

Whats fast for – Melting icecreme or what.

Glen Etzkorn

Southfront is blocked on FB when attempting to share. Twitter not blocked. grrrrrrrr

Assad must stay

what the hell? everyone would need G suits and be strapped to a chair while the thing is flying hahahaha

chris chuba

Wow. I recall our U.S. govt officials laughing at Putin’s animated presentation claiming it was all fake technology and here we are presenting drawings and pictures. I’ll grant you that our graphics look pretty good but how will we get there now that we are kicking out all of our good foreign STEM Engineering students.

AleK

Trump: it will be fast, very, very super fast.

kamalashila

The Serious Fakes lied again. Only the engines will be upgraded.

Ruskies can do the same. An finally develope alternatove to B-2 stealth bombers. Because yanks plan already the B-3. :P

AleK

“An finally develope alternatove”
…another autistic imbecile like Jens Holms… you must be his wife…

kamalashila

you are idot. everybody can make mistypes. if you were quaerter as intelligent as you think, you could read my comment.

AleK

“idot”? lol how the f you managed to “mistype” even that?? btw your inbred parents were idiots, you’re just a braindead monkey with a single digit IQ.

kamalashila

i sow your other comments. you ar a stupid little chold. go in the basket wit idots banned.

StopIsraeliGenocideInPalestine

They always announce something what never will happen. Such a plane wouldn’t have the comfort and the facilities of the current air force one. Moreover the range would be limited. Its like SpaceX announcing they go to Mars or Tesla to build a medium electric truck.

33
0
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
()
x