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Hermeus Darkhorse

Lift typeFixed wing
Construction typeFactory-built
Control typeRemotely piloted
Engine typeTurbojet, Turbofan
ApplicationBusiness, Experimental, Military Transport, Surveillance
Final assembly Atlanta (Dekalb-Peachtree)
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Hypersonic UAS (uncrewed aerial system) designed for defense and intelligence customers. Mach 5 speed with turbofan/ramjet propulsion.

Type variants

Variant Launch/First flight Production end  
Hermeus Quarterhorse 2024 / Remotely piloted, high-speed, Mach 4+, turbojet/ramjet aircraft. MK1 unveiled 2024, MK2 planned for 2025
Hermeus Darkhorse 2025 / Mach 5, turbofan/ramjet aircraft for defence and intelligence, final variant

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Supply chain

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Power Systems / Engines

GE Aerospace Engines Analysis Turbojet Engines: J85-GE-100 engine (J85 Series - Hermeus Quarterhorse - MK1 )
Hermeus Corporation Analysis | News Turbojet Engines: (Chimera - Hermeus Quarterhorse - Chimera Chimera II - Hermeus Darkhorse - Chimera II )
Pratt & Whitney Military Engines Analysis | News Turbofan Engines: (F100-PW - Hermeus Darkhorse - F100-PW integrated into Chimera II engine; Hermeus Quarterhorse - Planned for the MK2 )
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