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Richard Aboulafia: Supersonic Passenger Jets for Rescue Missions May Pique DoD's Interest

Richard Aboulafia: Supersonic Passenger Jets for Rescue Missions May Pique DoD's Interest - top government contractors - best government contracting event
Richard Aboulafia
Richard Aboulafia: Supersonic Passenger Jets for Rescue Missions May Pique DoD's Interest - top government contractors - best government contracting event
Richard Aboulafia

Richard Aboulafia, vice president of analysis at Teal Group, has said the Defense Department might use supersonic transport aircraft to immediately bring search-and-rescue teams and senior officials to the battlefield to carry out missions, Defense One reported Tuesday.

“Very few people realize that hostage rescue and other high-value assets need to be deployed at the same speed we all travel on Southwest,“ he said.

The report said NASA, Boom Supersonics and Aerion Supersonic have led teams to develop and introduce new supersonic passenger jets by mid-2020s.

Lockheed Martin's Skunk Works business also takes part in the effort as part of those teams, according to the report.

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Written by Jane Edwards

is a staff writer at Executive Mosaic, where she writes for ExecutiveBiz about IT modernization, cybersecurity, space procurement and industry leaders’ perspectives on government technology trends.

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