Here is a few I personally like. Two of em' are drones. One is manned or unmanned. This is just what they want/Let, us know about? As, I stated in
other threads (I love new tech!) the drones nefarious reputation aside... Their really amazing. All the aircraft listed, for that matter.
The fourth time they tested this, hypersonic drone achieved the longest scramjet-powered hypersonic flight hitting a top speed of Mach 5.1 (which is
2,924 knots, 3,366 mph and 5,417 km/h using SI standard conversion). It's Dropped from a B-52H bomber out of Edwards Air Force Base in California,
the unmanned craft flew at top speed for three and a half minutes before it made a controlled dive into the Pacific Ocean after six minutes of flight.
Gives new meaning to riding waves.
The X-47B, is trying to steal some fighter pilots jobs. On May 14, the X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System demonstrator (UCAS-D) took to the air from the
USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) off the coast of Virginia, making it the first autonomous unmanned aircraft to make a catapult launch from an aircraft
Shot off the deck of the Nimitz-class carrier by a steam catapult like an operational carrier-based aircraft. The jet-propelled drone executed several
low-altitude carrier approaches to demonstrate its ability to operate in a carrier environment, then the X, flew across Chesapeake Bay and landed at
the Naval Air Station Patuxent River in Maryland. Waveriders, Carrier Drones, The navy will have some more activity to manage.
The SR-72, is Waverider on steroids. Where Waverider straps under the wing of a bomber and only fires up after a rocket motor boosts it to supersonic
speeds, the SR-72 will be as large as its predecessor with a length of over a hundred feet (30 m) and will use a conventional jet turbine engine to
bring it up to supersonic speed before its hypersonic ramjet kicks in.
Crazy Cool! It will be manned or unmanned... Take your pic.
If the SR-72 becomes operation by its projected date of 2030, Lockheed sees it as a reconnaissance plane or a platform for firing hypersonic missiles
while already flying at hypersonic speeds. And without a pilot, INSANE manuevers, tight turns, amazing climbs....
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