Exosonic has been awarded a U.S. Air Force contract to develop a low-boom supersonic executive transport aircraft, the U.S. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC) announced.
The contract was awarded by AFLCMC’s Presidential and Executive Airlift Directorate.
“Our Presidential and Executive Airlift Directorate, recently awarded a U.S. Air Force contract to Exosonic to develop a low-boom supersonic executive transport aircraft that will allow key decision makers and teams to travel around the world in half the time it takes now”, AFLCMC said in a statement.
Earlier this month, it was announced that Hermeus Corporation was awarded a contract to rapidly assess modifications to Hermeus Mach 5 commercial aircraft to support the U.S. Air Force Presidential and Executive Airlift fleet. This award came 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.