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NASA Reveals Designs for 2025 Commercial Airliners

NASA’s contracted three of the biggest names in aircraft design to dream up the kind of airliner we’ll see in 2025, and has just shown the initial concepts. They’re weird, eco-friendly, and wonderful. NASA’s goal is to invent commercial airliners that can cover the same kind of use cases as current aircraft, but do so with

Boeing YAL-1 Airborne Laser Testbed

The Boeing YAL-1 Airborne Laser Testbed, (formerly Airborne Laser) weapons system is a megawatt-class chemical oxygen iodine laser (COIL) mounted inside a modified Boeing 747-400F. It is primarily designed as a missile defense system to destroy tactical ballistic missiles (TBMs), while in boost phase. The aircraft was designated YAL-1A in 2004 by the US Department

Airborne Laser ABL Executive Update 2008 Boeing 747 YAL-1

Courtesy: US Air Force This is the older Executive Update, but it includes the information that everyone asked about with the laser targeting etc… The United States Air Force awarded a team of Boeing, Northrop Grumman and Lockheed Martin a .1 billion contract to develop and demonstrate a revolutionary laser weapon system to defend against

Top 10 Weapons Manufacturers

With over 1 trillion dollars spent on military programs worldwide every year, weapon manufacturing business is not for the light-hearted. In 2008 alone, 100 biggest arms dealers had sales of 385 billion dollars, which is three times the size of the total development aid of OECD countries. To put things in an even better perspective,

Top 10 Anti-Missile Systems

Fast changing battlefield technology means conventional wars will soon become history. The wars of the future will be short and decisive with state of the art weapons and armament. The absence of an effective missile shield system leaves you at the mercy of your enemy. Today we look at the top 10 ATBM systems from

Top 10 Private Jets

Billionaires around the globe invest heavy bucks in private jets to make their travel a luxury. These jets come in all varieties of comfort and cost. Here we look at the top 10 private jets. No 10. John Travolta’s Boeing 707 This Hollywood celebrity is also an avid flyer. His interest in aircraft can be

Boeing Unveils Spy Plane of the Future

It may look like a futuristic starfighter, but this sleek gun-metal craft is Boeing’s latest unmanned spy plane. Called the Phantom Ray, the cutting-edge unmanned airborne system (UAS) was unveiled at a ceremony in St Louis yesterday. The sleek craft has a 50ft wingspan, measures 36ft long and has a gross weight of 36,500lbs. It