Aerospace

Hitler's secret Nazi war machines of World War II

Earlier this month, the world reflected on the 72nd anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe — when Hitler's Nazi army finally surrendered on what is now known as "Victor in Europe Day."<p>Hitler's engineers secretly developed some of the most ambitious projects and rapidly produced …

European History

Is Boeing's New Missile Too Good for the US Navy?

For at least two years now, the U.S. Navy has been trying to pick a new missile: long-range, affordably priced, and key to the Navy's new doctrine of "distributed lethality." The Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR)is choosing among three separate systems to provide its Littoral Combat Ships with an …

Stocks

Warthog attack plane finds new life in Trump administration

WASHINGTON – The Warthog is sitting pretty.<p>Once on the brink of forced retirement, the A-10 attack plane with the ungainly shape and odd nickname has been given new life, spared by Air Force leaders who have reversed the Obama administration's view of the plane as an unaffordable extra in what had …

Military

Five flying car concepts that could revolutionise your morning commute

From Airbus to Uber, we take a look at some of the companies investing in airborne automobiles.<p>In the last few years, flying cars have transitioned …

Transportation

Two RAF jets scrambled from British airbase

Two British Typhoon jets have been scrambled from RAF Lossiemouth in north-east Scotland on a Quick Alert Response, reports suggest.<p>An Airbus Voyager …

War

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Airbus Helicopters starts construction of assembly line in China

Airbus Helicopters (AIR.PA), the world's largest supplier of commercial helicopters, has started building an assembly line in China in what Europe's largest aerospace group said was a key step in its plans to tap into the Chinese market.<p>The company's final assembly line will be located in Qingdao, …

World News

Forget Supersonic. Hypersonic Is the U.S. Military’s New Speed - Bloomberg

In the future, military dominance will depend partly on how fast you can fly and how quickly you can get into space. That’s one of the guiding …

U.S. Military

2 Missing WWII B-25 Bombers Found in the Pacific Ocean

Using a sonar-equipped underwater robot, a team of scientists has discovered the debris of a missing World War II-era B-25 bomber plane off the coast …

Archaeology

Revealed: Sergey Brin's secret plans to build the world's biggest aircraft

Google co-founder is building airship designed to be able to deliver supplies and food on humanitarian missions to remote locations, sources said<p>Google co-founder Sergey Brin is building a hi-tech airship in Silicon Valley destined to be the largest aircraft in the world, according to multiple …

Sergey Brin

The audacious pilot who landed in Red Square

This week 30 years ago, a teenager called Mathias Rust evaded fighter jets and the world’s most sophisticated air defence technology to land a light aircraft in the heart of Moscow.<p>Dr Robin Stott loads up a video on the computer in his study in Greenwich in south-east London. The film has been …

Russia

This is the cheapest private jet in the world - and it's a true game-changer

The Airbus A380 superjumbo may be the next big thing in private jets, but the tiny Cirrus Vision Jet is the next game-changer.<p>At $1.96 million, the …

Lifestyle

The U.S. Military Just Teamed With Boeing, and They're Building a Hypersonic Space Plane

Experimental Spaceplane (XS-1) Program<p>The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has chosen The Boeing Company to design and build …

Spacecraft

Russia's Stealth vs. U.S. Stealth in War

Step right up, ladies and gentlemen! Entering the ring today are the two ultimate stealth fighters of the day, the F-22 Raptor and the PAK FA T-50. …

Stealth Aircraft

Russia's Newest Post-Soviet Airliner Is Ready to Fly

There's a lot riding on the MC-21. With any luck, that includes passengers.<p>The first locally designed Russian narrowbody aircraft since the fall of the Soviet Union, the MC-21, is preparing to make its first flight by the end of the month. Hopes are high for the plane, which the Russian United …

Russia

Boeing Touts Advanced Fighter Versions As ‘Different Animals’

REGISTER FOR FREE ACCESS (Valid Email Required)<p>Register now for free access to "Boeing Touts Advanced Fighter Versions As ‘Different Animals’" and …

Seoul picks Elta radar for KF-X fighter

Elta Systems will develop an active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar for South Korea's KF-X fighter, under a contract signed with the …

The Tri Rotor Drone: Why Has It Been Overlooked?

If you are a watcher of the world of drones, or multirotors, you may have a fixed idea of what one of these aircraft looks like in your mind. There …

Drones

Britain's real-life 'Iron Man' has high hopes for jet suit

SOMERSET, England (Reuters) - The British inventor of an "Iron Man"-style jet suit has lofty hopes that his project, which started out as fun experiment, could become a practical tool for industries ranging from entertainment to the military.<p>Richard Browning, a 38-year-old former commodities trader …

The US military and Boeing just teamed up to build a revolutionary spaceplane that can 'launch on demand'

The Phantom Express is the latest spaceplane concept. DARPA and Boeing joined up to design an unmanned space craft that can carry 3,000 lb payloads on daily flights.<p><b>Follow Tech Insider:</b> On Facebook

Spacecraft

The flight that rocked the Soviet Union

Watch our animated video of how a teenage pilot evaded the world’s most formidable air defence system in a tiny plane.<p>Read BBC Future's feature: <b>'The Cold War's most audacious flight'</b>

Soviet Union

Wreckage Of Missing Sukhoi-30 Fighter Jet Found Near Its Last Known Position

The wreckage of the IAF Sukhoi fighter jet that went missing with two crew members on board was found today after three days of search operations.The …

Aviation

Super Hornets to get infrared search and track system

May 26 (UPI) -- Boeing has received an $89 million contract to incorporate the Block II Infrared Search and Track System, or IRST, in the F/A-18 E/F …

Military

Bombardier delivers first CS300 passenger jet

(Reuters) - Bombardier Inc said on Friday it delivered its first CS300 aircraft to customer Swiss International Air Lines AG, marking a significant milestone for the Canadian planemaker's CSeries passenger jet family.<p>Although it has won accolades for fuel savings, the CSeries has not received a …

Aviation

Chinese fighter jets conduct unsafe maneuver near US aircraft

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Two Chinese J-10 fighter jets conducted unsafe maneuvers while intercepting a US surveillance aircraft that was operating in international airspace near the South China Sea, according to the Navy.<p>The incident occurred Wednesday and is the second contentious encounter involving US …

South China Sea

Northrop Grumman to begin making part of F-35 in Mississippi

Northrop Grumman Corp. will begin making part of the F-35 fighter jet in Mississippi, investing $3.7 million and adding 60 jobs over the next four …

Military Aircraft

Chinese jets intercept U.S surveillance plane: U.S. officials | Reuters

WASHINGTON Two Chinese fighter jets carried out an intercept of a U.S. military surveillance plane near Hong Kong on Wednesday, with one coming …

China

UCSD student experiment will brew beer on the moon

It’s been a bit of an up and down journey for the UC San Diego students known as Team Original Gravity, but now it’s official: Their beer-brewing …

Spacecraft

Who Will Build the World's First Commercial Space Station?

Michael Suffredini has big business plans for low Earth orbit. After a decade as NASA’s program manager for the International Space Station (ISS) he …

NASA