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Also Known As: Quiet Supersonic Platform
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman
Parent System: QSP
Initial Operational Capability (IOC):
Total Production: ?
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Description: The QSP (Quiet Supersonic Platform) program seeks a new technological approach for a long-range, supersonic military aircraft. This program, currently in the phase II, emphasizes on reduced sonic boom associated with the supersonic flight. The Lockheed-Martin and the Northrop-Grumman corporations are separately developing concepts for the QSP program managed by the DARPA.

The QSP program objective is to field a supersonic vehicle with an initial shock pressure rise of no greater than 0.3 pound per square foot (1.46 kg per square meter). A typical supersonic aircraft has an initial shock pressure rise of 3 pound per square foot. The final QSP vehicle would weigh at the take-off about 100,000 pounds with a payload of 20,000 pounds, a cruise speed between Mach 2.0 and 2.4, and an unrefueled range of 6,000 nm.

QSP Specifications

Max Range: 11,112 kilometer (6,000 nautical mile)
Cruise Speed: 797 mps (2,870 kph)
Max Takeoff Weight: 45,360 kilogram (100,000 pound)
Payload: 9,100 kilogram (20,062 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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QSP News

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on 28 Aug 2003
Thursday, August 28, 2003Northrop-Grumman, DARPA and NASA Start Sonic Boom Tests

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