Military leaders are meeting to promote the development of defensive variants of Overture for the US government and its allies.
The Boom company announced that it has launched the Defense Advisory Group, an independent council of leading military and defense experts. The group is evaluating Overture for national security missions. The founding members bring valuable military experience and defense expertise to the development of defense variants of the Overture, the world’s fastest aircraft, optimized for speed, safety and sustainment.
Boom named seven founding members, ranging from retired general officers to senior civilian executives in the Department of Defense with experience in mobility operations, executive airlift, Air Force acquisition, and research and development content. in the defense community.
“The experienced leaders who will join the Defense Advisory Group will guide us in optimizing our aircraft for government customers,” said Kathy Savitt, president of Boom Supersonic. “We know we can provide a valuable product to the Department of Defense with a special variant of Overture.”
Continuing Boom’s growth in the defense market and leveraging Boom’s collaboration with world-leading aerospace and defense technology company Northrop Grumman, the Defense Advisory Group will identify the most valuable and critical cases in use for supersonic transport.
“Overture has great potential to bring value to the Department of Defense. “The advisory group brings decades of experience to discuss considerations that enable applications across a broad spectrum of military missions,” said retired Gen. Raymond Johns. “I look forward to continuing to work with Boom as we determine how to optimize Overture to meet the unique needs of the US government and our allies around the world.”
Boom’s mission is to make the world more accessible. Serving the civilian and government markets, the Overture will fly at twice the speed of today’s airliners: at Mach 1.7. With a maximum range of 4,250 nautical miles, Overture offers a unique combination of speed and payload.