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NASA selects Lockheed Martin to design supersonic X-plane

NASA has selected Lockheed Martin to design a half-scale supersonic X-plane with boom-suppression technology in an effort to lift the international …

Can Ukraine's Biggest Plane Maker Beat Lockheed Martin and the C-130?

Ukraine has lost Crimea, and much of its eastern border region as well, to invading troops from Russia. But could this beleaguered country soon book a win in the airplane market? Several recent news items suggest that it could -- and that it could do this at <b>Lockheed Martin</b>'s expense.<p>Antonov's new …

Aviation

Aurora Flight Sciences wins $89 million contract for X-plane

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Aurora Flight Sciences has been awarded a contract for more than $89 million for the vertical take off and landing X-plane, the Pentagon said on Thursday.<p>The contract is for the second and third phase of the X-plane research portfolio, the Department of Defense said in its …

Aviation

Our 10 Favorite Replacements for 'Where's My Flying Car?'

Time keeps on slipping into the future, but somehow the future we get is never quite the one we anticipated. Even when the expected elements emerge, …

Clear Plastic Bubble Would Let Aircraft Passengers Enjoy View from Outside

If you're the sort of person who always tries to get a window seat when you book an airline flight, imagine being able to get an <i>even better</i> view. …

Lockheed Martin reveals ‘spider eye’ system with hundreds of tiny lenses

The telescope reinvented: Lockheed Martin reveals ‘spider eye’ system with hundreds of tiny lenses<p><b>The work is part of a Darpa-funded project dubbed</b> …

Imaging

Boeing Toiling Hard to Build 'World's Most Powerful Rocket'

A giant metal frame standing several yards wide rises up nearly 200 feet inside the Michoud Assembly Facility, NASA's massive 832-acre space park outside New Orleans.<p>"What you're looking at is the largest welding system in the world," said Jackie Nesselroad. She is leading a team from Boeing that's …

Space Travel

Boeing-Built Fighter Jets Could Launch US Military Satellites Into Space

And you thought space launches couldn't get any cooler: The next generation of small satellites may blast into orbit from the belly of a fighter …

Lockheed wins $1.17 billion deal for early work on more F-35 jets

The contract covers 80 F-35A aircraft to be built for the U.S. military and key allies, 7 F-35 B-model jets to be built for the U.S. Marine Corps and Britain, and 4 F-35 carrier-variant jets for the U.S. Navy, the Defense Department said in its daily digest of major arms contracts.<p>(Reporting by …

Boeing, Lockheed Face Budget Battles Amid ISIS War

12/24/2015<p>Related news<p>4/18/2018 United Airlines management talked up strong global demand during the first quarter even as higher oil prices test the …

Return of the Zeppelin: FAA green-light puts Lockheed Martin's airship on track to hit skies by 2018

November 27, 2015<br>by David Kennedy, Online Reporter<p>Concept of Lockheed Martin’s Hybrid Airship. The company plans to build a hefty, …

Celebrate The Holidays With FAA’s New Drone Checklist

Everyone’s a pilot now<p>Drones are cheaper than ever before, and with some aircraft at less than $20 apiece, the FAA is scrambling to teach new drone owners the rules of the sky. On Black Friday, the FAA launched their new “I Fly Safe” campaign, with a simple checklist of drone rules:<p>These rules are …

Drones

From supersonic to scramjet: 5 concept planes that blast past the speed of sound

There’s something about the London-to-New York route that has people dreaming about supersonic flight. We recently reported about the Skreemr (not a …

Lockheed Martin completes $9B US takeover of Sikorsky

Lockheed Martin Corp. has completed its $9-billion US acquisition of Sikorsky Aircraft, the maker of Black Hawk and Cyclone helicopters, it announced …

Boeing-Lockheed Duo Protests Loss on $80 Billion U.S. Bomber

Boeing Co. and Lockheed Martin Corp. formally challenged the Pentagon’s selection of Northrop Grumman Corp. to build a heavy bomber valued at as much …

Aviation

Compact 'canister' drone battles terrorism

This new drone launches from a canister to help fight terrorism.<p>Vector Hawk, made by Lockheed Martin, will deploy to support U.S. maritime forces and can reconfigure to take on different missions.<p>The Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office is investing $4.6 million in developing this small …

14 years of Lockheed Martin's F-35 fighter

The initial squadron of America's most expensive weapons system ever built is on track for "initial combat use" by August 2016. Fourteen years ago this month, Lockheed Martin won the contract to build America's premier fifth-generation stealth fighter jet.<p>Business Insider toured Lockheed Martin's …

New era beckons for supersonic air travel

Supersonics are back. Around the world, aerospace companies and organisations, including Nasa, are developing the technology that will allow passengers once again to fly at faster than the speed of sound. The first of this new breed of aircraft could be flying early in the 2020s.<p>It was way back in …

Aviation

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This could be the first airplane on Mars

Take a peek at the possible future of flight on Mars with the Prandtl-m, a prototype aircraft scheduled for testing on Earth.<p>When I think of airplanes on Mars, I imagine a sci-fi scenario with robotic winged flying machines swarming through the Martian air, gathering data like a flock of …

Gliders

Watch The F-35B Hover To A Landing On A Ship

Pretty cool, even with the hefty price tag<p>Clocking in at <i>just</i> $134 million per plane, the F-35B fighter jet is the most expensive sibling in its long-troubled family. The F-35s have been plagued for years with frustrations, cost overruns, and developmental difficulties. Designed to share parts with …

Aviation

Special Forces Test Hummingbird-Size Drone

One tiny scout for now, one big question for the future<p>The Black Hornet is exactly the kind of drone that scares people about drones. It’s small, fitting easily into the palm of a hand or a pouch pocket. It’s name evokes Black Hawk, an iconic military helicopter that features prominently in …

Drones

Watch This Rugged Cylinder Take To The Skies

Bring the drone on hikes, where it makes a mockery of legs<p>From the body type alone, Sprite looks less like a drone and more like a sleek and modern water bottle aimed at hikers. It's a far cry from the standard four-rotored body of most drones, but that forms the Sprite’s central sales pitch: a …

Drones

Inside America's Next Spyplane

Born in the spy-vs.-spy cauldron of the Cold War, the iconic SR-71 “Blackbird” remains the fastest air-breathing military aircraft the world has …

Hydrogen-powered drone will fly for hours at a time

Even the nicer drones you can buy typically last for just minutes in the air, which isn't much help if you're delivering packages or shooting movies. Horizon Unmanned Systems (HUS) thinks it has a solution, however: hydrogen power. Its recently unveiled Hycopter drone runs on a lightweight hydrogen …

If it flew 100 years ago, it will fly again: the 1916 warplane built from drawings

In a ramshackle air hangar in a windswept field on the east coast of Scotland, Bernard Ginty, 83, is frowning in concentration at an intricate wooden carving.<p>“They were an absolute devil to get right,” he says. “But everything has to be exact. We can’t afford any mistakes.”<p>The tiny carving is …

Aviation

NASA's Shapeshifting Airplane Wings Pass Flight Tests

From trailing edge to cutting edge<p>It’s not reinventing the wheel, but it’s close. NASA, working together with the Air Force Research Laboratory, announced yesterday that they’ve successfully flown a plane with a new, flexible wing--the kind that could change how all future fixed-wing aircraft …

Aviation

In-flight aircraft noise reduced with new technology

Adding just a thin membrane to the existing structure of a plane could end the relentless hum of plane engines and make flying less noisy<p>The irritating drone of an aircraft engine could be banished from the cabin forever with a new invention which reduces low-frequency sounds.<p>Scientists at North …

Emerging Technology

Sukhoi Su-35 Vs. Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II [HD]-2014

Which is better? The Sukhoi Su-35 (Russian: Сухой Су-35; NATO reporting name: Flanker-E)is a designation for two separate, heavily upgraded …