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U.S. Air Force Contract Accelerates R&D of Boom Supersonic’s Overture Aircraft

On Jan. 11 Boom Supersonic (Denver, Colo., U.S.), an aerospace company building a fast and sustainable composite supersonic airliner, entered into a three-year strategic partnership with the U.S. Air Force (Washington, D.C., U.S.) valued at up to $60 million. The Air Force awarded this contract to Boom through its innovation arm, AFWERX, and its AFVentures division, which is designed to accelerate commercial technologies. Known as the Strategic Funding Increase (STRATFI), the STRATFI contract awarded to Boom is one of the program’s largest investments and a significant commitment to the future of supersonic aviation.

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