Aerospace

SpaceX captures stunning shot of Falcon 9 landing

SpaceX's Falcon 9 reusable rocket made another successful launch and landing on the weekend, marking the company's seventh success since the start of the reusable launch system program in 2013. You can read all about the exciting event here, but this gorgeous photo deserves its own glory.<p>It's just …

SpaceX

How Cheap Internet Access Could Be SpaceX’s Secret Weapon

Elon Musk is not one to let setbacks slow him down, even when setbacks involve the explosion of a rocket containing cargo precious to fellow tech …

SpaceX

This SpaceX Rocket Landing Looks Downright Divine

SpaceX just released some stunning launch photos of Falcon 9's return to flight on January 14.<p>The private space company grounded it’s rockets for …

SpaceX

This Photo Shows How Ridiculously Huge SpaceX's Falcon 9 Rockets Are

Every time Elon Musk and SpaceX manage to land a used Falcon 9 rocket on one of the company’s two droneships, it’s a huge achievement. It’s pretty …

SpaceX

Here's How Much It Really Costs When a SpaceX Rocket Explodes

Ouch.<p>A few minutes after SpaceX launched one if its self-landing Falcon 9 rockets on 28 June 2015, it exploded into a rain of debris over the …

SpaceX

The US military's next-generation tiltrotor helicopter will have stealth properties

Bell Helicopter engineers and weapons developers are looking at innovative ways to reduce the radar signature of their new, next-generation V-280 Valor tilt-rotor aircraft slated to be operational by the 2030s.<p>While developers stop short of calling the new project a “stealth” helicopter, they do …

Helicopters

BAE Systems shares slip as it is told by Donald Trump to help find 10pc cost savings in F-35 fighter jets

BAE Systems must find huge savings in the producing parts for the F-35 stealth fighter on the orders of Donald Trump, the defence company’s chairman has said.<p>Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Sir Roger Carr said the US president-elect wants to see the cost of the controversial …

Aeronautics

Airbus wants to test autonomous flying cars sometime this year

French aerospace giant Airbus wants to have an autonomous car in the air by the end of the year, according to the group’s chief executive, Tom Enders.<p>Airbus claims the autonomous flying car will alleviate traffic problems in major cities and could reduce infrastructure budgets for city planners, …

Transportation

Baby Boom: A Concorde for the 21st Century?

Inside a hangar at Denver’s Centennial Airport last November, Blake Scholl, chief executive of Boom Technology, told a crowd he was going to bring …

Supersonic Travel

The Army Has Successfully Tested Its "Hoverbike"

With no riders in sight.<p>Back in 2015, the U.S. Army partnered with with Mallory Aeronautics with the hope of building a hoverbike, a rectangular prop-powered flying device that could someday theoretically carry both supplies and troops. The project has been coming along nicely, with successful …

Armed Forces

Israel deploys 'Star Wars' missile killer system

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's upgraded ballistic missile shield became operational on Wednesday, in a "Star Wars"-like extension of its capabilities to outer space where incoming missiles can be safely destroyed.<p>The Defence Ministry said the U.S.-funded Arrow 3 system, jointly developed by …

20th Century

solarstratos atmospheric solar plane revealed in switzerland

solarstratos atmospheric solar plane revealed in switzerland<p><b>solarstratos atmospheric solar plane revealed in switzerland:</b> swiss-company solarstratos …

Space

SpaceX is back to launching rockets again, but pressure is still high after last year’s failure

One launch is not enough<p>SpaceX celebrated the first flight of its Falcon 9 rocket in over four and a half months on Saturday, with a remarkably smooth launch of the vehicle from California. The Falcon 9 had previously been grounded since September, after one of the rockets exploded on a launchpad …

SpaceX

A Closer Look At Stealth, Part 4: Counterstealth Radars At Zhuhai 2016

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Airbus Did What Boeing Couldn't

Order mix has become more realistic.<p>Financing is still a hurdle for Boeing.<p>Congress and incoming president likely to give Boeing and Iran a tough …

Iran

Here's what's wrong with the world's most lethal combat plane

The US Air Force's F-22 Raptor's combination of stealth and performance makes it arguably the most lethal combat plane in the world, but it's not without its weaknesses.<p>As War Is Boring's David Archibald notes, the F-22 sorely lacks infrared-search-and-track (IRST) sensors, as well as …

Military

Improving Propeller Efficiency

High-tech propeller design aims to improve your boat's speed, economy and handling.<p>Years after the space race, propeller design remained a …

Engineering

Israel tests updated self-protection fit for C-130J

The Israeli air force is equipping its Lockheed Martin C-130J ("Samson") tactical transports with an advanced self-protection system against the …

Israeli Air Force

Will Air Force One be a downgrade for President-elect Trump?

Mr. Trump’s current jet boasts 24-karat gold-plated seat belts and bathroom fittings, but the presidential aircraft has a top secret anti-missile …

Military

Elon Musk Just Shared a Stunning Falcon Rocket Launch Photo

Elon Musk just doesn’t sleep. At around midnight Pacific time, the SpaceX CEO posted a picture to his Instagram of a Falcon rocket ready for takeoff. …

SpaceX

Airbus to test a flying car by end of 2017

Airbus is planning to test self-piloted personal aircraft by the end of the year as a way of reducing traffic on inner-city roads.<p>The announcement …

Transportation

Here's your chance to buy your own private air force

A lot of guys dream of buying a boat when they retire from the military. Some have their eye on an RV, or a vintage Indian Chief with the original sidecar. Each option is appealing in its own way. But nah … Not if you can pick up your own private air force for the price of a split-level tract …

Aviation

Royal Air Force aircraft makes unapproved landing at Shannon

<b>British diplomats have said a "communication breakdown" caused a Royal Air Force aircraft to make an unapproved landing at Shannon Airport.</b><p>The Hercules transport plane landed on 29 December without seeking clearance from the Irish government in advance.<p>Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie …

Royal Air Force

Exclusive: Pentagon, Lockheed near deal on $9 billion F-35 contract - sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Defense and Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT.N) are close to deal for a contract worth almost $9 billion as negotiations are poised to bring the price per F-35 below $100 million for the first time, people familiar with the talks said Wednesday.<p>The F-35, the …

UK News

US military successfully tests Star Wars-style HOVERBIKE that could transport weapons into battle

Forget helicopters and submarines - the US Army could soon have a Star Wars-style HOVERBIKE at its disposal.<p>The American military has successfully …

Consumer Technology

Trump seeking at least 10% cut in F-35 fighter costs, defense exec says | Donald Trump

President-elect Donald Trump has asked Lockheed Martin Corp. to reduce costs on the $379 billion F-35 fighter-jet program by at least 10 percent, …

American South

First F-35Cs for West Coast FRS to arrive next week at Lemoore

An F-35C Lightning II, attached to the Grim Reapers of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 41, taxis about Naval Air Station Fallon on Dec. 16, 2016. US …

U.S. Military

Airbus CEO Eyes Flying Car in 2017 (EADSY)

Tom Enders, CEO of aerospace company Airbus Group SE (EADSY), has indicated that it may be only a matter of months — not years — before a …

Personal Finance

Rolls-Royce studies two new stall fixes for V-22 engines

Rolls-Royce is exploring two new avenues for reducing the susceptibility of Bell Boeing V-22 engines to in-flight stall and surge events.<p>The US Naval …

Rolls-Royce

Sorry Folks, Flying Cars Are a Distraction

Pay no attention to the man with the flying car.<p>Henry Grabar is a staff writer for <b>Slate</b>’s Moneybox.<p>It has been 11 months since the aviation giant …

Consumer Technology