The SubSonex TwinJet UAS is a concept designed by Sonex Aerospace, based on our very successful manned, single-engine SubSonex Personal Jet. The current SubSonex uses a single PBS TJ100 turbojet engine de-rated to 250 lbf thrust to achieve 300 hour engine inspection intervals and is capable of top speeds approaching 300 mph. The SubSonex Personal Jet is rated for +6G and -3G load factors and tours the country performing in professional aerobatic airshows with both daytime and night pyrotechnic acts. Several customer-built SubSonex Personal Jets are already flying as recreational aircraft, with several more currently under construction.
As a UAS, SubSonex will be converted easily to a twin engine platform using the full-power version of the PBS TJ100, capable of 292 lbf thrust with a 100 hour inspection interval. The platform is intended for low-altitude, high speed insertion into denied airspace, radar acquisition training missions, and with its’ all-metal construction SubSonex TwinJet UAS is well-suited to maritime target UAV applications with fewer of the haz-mat considerations inherent with composite airframes.