The hypersonic aircraft Quarterhorse,  is poised to join “the world’s fastest aircraft” at an astonishing speed of Mach 5. That’s right, five times the speed of sound. 

Hermeus is the brains behind the $60-million joint project with the US Air Force, an Atlanta-based aerospace developer of hypersonic aircraft to accelerate the global transportation network. 

The startup’s multimillion aircraft projects connect global cities on regional timescales, reducing flight times and increasing safety for long-haul and business-class air travel. 

With the said multimillion contract award from the Air Force, Hermeus is developing three uncrewed aircraft, with Quarterhorse as its forerunner superjet project.