May 24th, 2022Exosonic, Inc. and EpiSys Science, Inc. (EpiSci) announce a joint partnership to advance uncrewed, autonomous, supersonic aircraft capability in support of adversary air, aerial target, and collaborative combat aircraft applications for the US Department of Defense.


Exosonic will apply EpiSci’s unique autonomy technology to develop a supersonic uncrewed aerial vehicle (UAV) that can operate semi-autonomously to provide the DoD with an affordable 5th generation representative aircraft for training and future operational purposes that also makes use of an open system architecture. The aircraft development effort has benefited from an existing AFWERX SBIR Phase II effort with the support of Air Combat Command and feedback from many other government stakeholders and commercial adversary air companies.


EpiSci will adapt and integrate a suite of Tactical AI technologies to support critical customer needs in multi-ship autonomy, adversary threat replication, and collaborative manned-unmanned teaming. Tactical AI systems are built using a trust-first, hybrid machine learning architecture to provide unmatched operator insight, trust, and situational awareness. Previously demonstrated in support of DARPA’s Air Combat Evolution and AFRL’s Golden Horde Colosseum, EpiSci will rapidly deliver capabilities through a modular, open system.

“EpiSci has always been focused on bringing cutting-edge machine learning and AI solutions into the real world,” said Chris Gentile, EpiSci’s Vice President of Tactical Autonomous Systems and former F-22 Test Pilot. “Our agents meld highly capable AI with a system architecture designed for mission critical applications. I’m incredibly excited to demonstrate the pace we can bring advanced capabilities to the Exosonic platform.”


“We look forward to working with an incredible company like EpiSci, which has a proven track record in successful and mission-relevant demonstrations of their Tactical AI technologies,” adds Norris Tie, Exosonic CEO. “By adding their software to our aircraft, we’ll have a UAV that can autonomously fly the challenging mission profiles required by our customers.”


About Exosonic

Exosonic is an aerospace company developing supersonic aircraft, starting with supersonic uncrewed aerial vehicles (UAVs) to address several commercial and government missions, such as air combat training. These UAVs serve as a steppingstone towards the company’s vision of going supersonic everywhere by developing the world’s first quiet supersonic airliner. This aircraft will be capable of supersonic travel around the world without restrictions on overland flight due to its muted sonic booms. This means giving travelers the opportunity to travel from places like San Francisco to New York in only three hours and making intercontinental travel possible in a day trip. The company is focused on building a sustainable future that everyone can take part in as well. For more information, please visit www.exosonic.com.


About EpiSci

EpiSci is a multidisciplinary innovation company that develops next generation mission autonomy solutions for national security problems. The company specializes in delivering the most trusted and resilient autonomous systems from ground to space applications. EpiSci’s Tactical AI technology is powerful, reliable, and quickly adaptable to emerging missions and challenges - from building high-performance AI pilots for F-22 and F-16 aircraft, developing advanced wireless tactical communication systems for first responders, and powering autonomous UAV swarms with sensor fusion. For more information, please visit www.episci.com.


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Exosonic, press@exosonic.com

EpiSci, epiphany@episci.com


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Exosonic releases new quiet supersonic airliner rendering showcasing

some key differences from prior designs.



Los Angeles, CA - As part of Exosonic’s AFWERX SBIR Phase II effort, the company has completed its first Conceptual Design Review (CoDR) of its latest quiet supersonic airliner design. During this 4-hour technical review Exosonic presented many aircraft subsystems and disciplines, ranging from the aerodynamic performance, low boom characteristics, structural layout, and seven other different engineering disciplines. As the first of Exosonic’s reviews with USAF stakeholders (Presidential and Executive Airlift Directorate and Air Force Research Laboratory) it provided valuable feedback to the company.


The CoDR is a key milestone because it demonstrates the company’s ability to translate their understanding of Air Force requirements into a conceptual design at the subsystem level. Additionally, the review shows the capability of the company to apply sound engineering analysis to military relevant transport concepts as well as smaller scale, supersonic, unmanned aerial vehicle concepts. The company received valuable feedback on their design, which will be incorporated further as the concept matures from the conceptual design stage to the more detailed “Preliminary Design” stage.


In addition to their work with the Air Force under the Phase II Small Business contract, Exosonic recently closed its seed round, securing over $4M in capital to continue its mission to provide supersonic flight everywhere. This new funding will be used to grow the staff, establish an office, and further Exosonic’s hardware investments. Investors that participated in this round include YCombinator, Soma Capital, Psion Capital, Stellar Solutions, Unpopular Ventures, Gaingels, Prithvi VC, Asymmetry Ventures, Expansion VC, and several angel investors, such as Jude Gomila. The investor mix, which includes professional investors, dual-use tech / DoD investors, and climate-focused investors, helps Exosonic establish itself as a company focused on sustainably meeting its mission of providing supersonic aircraft to the US Government and commercial market.


“Exosonic’s seed fundraise is a statement of confidence from private sector investors. The Air Force has enduring mission requirements in the areas of executive transport, mobility, and training. It is clear Mr. Tie understands that creating synergy between the two potential customers (government and commercial) could propel his company to achieve his vision.” said Lt Col Joshua Burger, director of the Vector Initiative.


“We’re excited to have our new investors on board. Their support validates Exosonic’s differentiated approach of developing supersonic UAVs as a steppingstone towards the commercial supersonic airliner. These UAVs not only satisfy customer demands for affordable air combat training solutions but also help Exosonic de-risk its aircraft design, manufacturing, and sustainment abilities – all of which are important for future supersonic aircraft solutions,” said Norris Tie, Exosonic’s co-founder and CEO.

With the new funding round and the completion of the airliner CoDR, Exosonic will transition to work on its nearer term priorities: the development of its supersonic uncrewed aerial vehicle (UAV) demonstrator. The supersonic UAV product line will address several missions, such as air combat training. In the next few years, the company will be focused on developing hardware to achieve a supersonic UAV first flight earliest in 2025.


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About Exosonic:

Exosonic is an aerospace company developing the world’s first low boom, quiet supersonic passenger airliner using shaped sonic boom technology. By muting the sonic boom, Exosonic will be able to fly supersonic everywhere - overland and overwater to take passengers to their destinations twice as fast as commercial flights available today. The company was founded with a vision to bring people together through faster travel and with a commitment to environmentally sustainable practices. Exosonic is setting the standard for faster flight with a low boom 5000 nmi range, 70 passenger supersonic airliner. As part of the supersonic airliner development, Exosonic is offering short and medium term timeline products, such as its supersonic UAVs, that are aligned to Exosonic’s overall mission to shrink the world through faster transportation.

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Contact:

Norris Tie

press@exosonic.com

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U.S. Air Force Supported Start-Ups, Exosonic and Twelve enter partnership to develop supersonic jet compatible sustainable aviation fuel


Twelve’s fossil-free E-Jet® fuel will be 100% compatible with Exosonic’s supersonic jet engines.

Los Angeles and Berkeley, California – November 17, 2021 – Low boom supersonic transport company Exosonic, Inc. and carbon transformation company Twelve have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to work cooperatively to expand Twelve’s sustainable aviation fuel to be 100% compatible with Exosonic’s supersonic jet engines.

Support and funding from the United States Air Force (USAF) have allowed the two California-based start-ups to accelerate their growth and research. Exosonic and Twelve are working with the USAF through independent small business innovation research (SBIR) contracts sponsored by the Air Force Research Laboratory. Most recently, Twelve announced that the USAF supported the production of the first fossil-free jet fuel from carbon dioxide (CO2) electrolysis called E-Jet®, demonstrating a scalable, energy-efficient path to the de-fossilization of global commercial and military aviation. In addition, Exosonic has received USAF support to develop and modify the company’s commercial supersonic airliner to serve as an executive transport vehicle.

“We’re excited to partner with Twelve, an innovative company developing the carbon-neutral jet fuel of the future,” says Norris Tie, CEO and co-founder of Exosonic. “We believe the aviation industry needs to move towards more sustainable solutions. Exosonic looks forward to working with Twelve to include their fuel in our quiet supersonic airliner and across all of our supersonic UAV product lines. Exosonic must be sustainable from Day 1, and our partnership is a great start to that vision.”

“Shifting our global economy away from fossil fuels requires an all hands on deck approach. This is especially true when it comes to air travel, which is one of the hardest-to-abate sectors. Creating a drop-in ready jet fuel from CO2 enables aviation that can ultimately become carbon neutral. Partnering with Exosonic will enable long distance, supersonic aviation while minimizing emissions,” said Nicholas Flanders, Twelve co-founder and CEO.

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About Exosonic:

Exosonic is an aerospace company developing the world’s first low boom, quiet supersonic passenger airliner using shaped sonic boom technology. By muting the sonic boom, Exosonic will be able to fly supersonic everywhere - overland and overwater to take passengers to their destinations twice as fast as commercial flights available today. The company was founded with a vision to bring people together through faster travel and with a commitment to environmentally sustainable practices. Exosonic is setting the standard for faster flight with a low boom 5000 NMI range, 70 passenger supersonic airliner. As part of the supersonic airliner development, Exosonic is offering short and medium-term timeline products aligned to Exosonic’s overall mission to shrink the world through faster transportation.

About Twelve:

Twelve is the carbon transformation company, a new kind of chemical company built for the climate era. We make essential products from air, not oil. Our groundbreaking technology eliminates emissions by transforming CO2 into critical chemicals, materials and fuels that today are made from fossil fuels. We call it carbon transformation, and it fundamentally changes how we can address climate change, reduce emissions and reverse the carbon imbalance. Reinventing what it means to be a chemical company, we’re on a mission to create a climate positive world and a fossil free future through the power of chemistry.

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Contact:

Stephanie Werner

stephanie.werner@exosonic.com

Liz Crumpacker

twelve@antennagroup.com


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