In pictures: X-59 QueSST, the quiet supersonic aircraft – BBC Science Focus Magazine

Could NASA bring back faster-than-sound travel? Concorde flew from London to New York in three and a half hours. It soared at nearly twice the speed of sound, leaving an almighty sonic boom in its wake. The noise restricted where it could fly, but now NASA hopes it can resurrect faster-than-sound travel, with quiet supersonic […]

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DARPA Is Developing Aircraft-Launched Missile-Like Drones That Fire Their Own Air-To-Air Missiles

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, has hired General Atomics, Lockheed Martin, and Northrop Grumman, to craft designs for an air-launched missile-toting air-to-air combat drone as part of a program called LongShot. In concept, a larger manned aircraft would fire this unmanned air vehicle, which could then fly to a certain area and […]

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Watch “The Nuclear Powered Flying Aircraft Attack Carrier – Never Built CL-1201” on YouTube

In 1969, Lockheed was tasked by the US air force to design a plane that was so big that it could carry 3000 troops, launch 22 parasite air to air jet fighters and fly for 41 days straight without landing. But it would never see the light of day, facing design challenges such as building […]

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F-35 Jets, F-22 Raptors Trend As China Bans US’ Biggest Defence Firms Including Boeing & Lockheed Martin

As tensions continue to mount between China and the US over Taiwan, Beijing has imposed sanctions on Lockheed Martin – the developers of stealth F-22 Raptors and F-35 jets, Boeing Defense, Raytheon as well as individuals and entities that are involved in arms sales to the island of Taiwan… More about this article in the […]

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F-35 Jets, F-22 Raptors Trend As China Bans US’ Biggest Defence Firms Including Boeing & Lockheed Martin

As tensions continue to mount between China and the US over Taiwan, Beijing has imposed sanctions on Lockheed Martin – the developers of stealth F-22 Raptors and F-35 jets, Boeing Defense, Raytheon as well as individuals and entities that are involved in arms sales to the island of Taiwan… More about this article in the […]

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The Pentagon has just placed an order for 78 F-35 fighters – The Aviation Geek Club

In the meantime, despite the coronavirus, Israeli Air Force (IAF) and US Air Force (USAF) F-35s trained together on Mar. 29, 2020 in the Enduring Lightening training exercise. The Pentagon has placed an order worth $4.7 billion with Lockheed Martin for 78 F-35 fighters on Mar.31, 2020. 48 F-35A combat aircraft for the US Air Force, 14 F-35B combat […]

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Why the US Air Force chose hypersonic ARRW over HCSW | News | Flight Global

The US Air Force’s (USAF) decision to cancel the Hypersonic Conventional Strike Weapon (HCSW) and proceed with Air-Launched Rapid Response Weapon (ARRW) came down to size and shape of the missile, in addition to budgetary pressures and a desire to move toward production faster. READ MORE ABOUT THIS ARTICLE IN LINK… https://www.flightglobal.com/fixed-wing/why-the-us-air-force-chose-hypersonic-arrw-over-hcsw/137018.article

Read More Why the US Air Force chose hypersonic ARRW over HCSW | News | Flight Global

SpaceX To Play Bigger Role In This ‘Massive’ Live-Fire Air Force Exercise

WASHINGTON — SpaceX Starlink satellites will play a major role in an Air Force live-fire exercise in April, and aVirgin Galactic(SPCE) sister company is in talks to potentially join in as well. In December, the Air Force tested its experimental Advanced Battle Management System that will connect air, sea, land and space assets. The exercise was […]

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NASA’s experimental X-59 supersonic jet could be built by the end of 2020

NASA’s new experimental supersonic X-plane is on a fast track to flying. The plane, officially named X-59 QueSST in 2018 and often referred to as just X-59, was greenlit for final assembly during a critical design review in 2019. With this plane, NASA aims to create an ultraquiet craft that can travel over land faster than the speed of […]

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