Jack O'Bannion public comments on SR-72

Message posted by griffon_314 on January 09, 2018 at 11:31:39 PST:

Jack O'Bannion, VP Strategy at Lockheed Skunkworks, gave a talk at the AIAA SciTech 2018 conference yesterday that were very interesting.

The video of his remarks is linked below, and his segment begins at the 41:30 mark.


1. He states that new aircraft designs are now being shaped primarily by power and cooling requirements, rather than aerodynamics or signature ones. (57:30)

2. He displays an SR-72 concept image (that was first shown a few years ago), and states the aircraft was...
a. Built within the last 5 years.
b. Capable of speeds beyond Mach 5.
c. Has a scramjet engine.
d. Is very agile at speed.
e. Has a sophisticated cooling mechanism engineered into the engine design itself - a design that has no moving parts.

Attached link: Video of O'Bannion comments (starts at 41:30)


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