While there has been no word on whether Boeing or Airbus will
get the contract to build the next Air Force Tanker, EADS North
America said Wednesday that it is soliciting bids through its
recently selected program management firm for design and
construction of the Mobile Conversion Center.
Japan's Ministry of Defense has selected Mitsubishi Heavy
Industries' (MHI) proposal to supply the Japan Air Self-Defense
Force (JASDF) with a new fleet of advanced UH-60J search and rescue
helicopters. The aircraft will be produced under license from
System Supplies Liquid Hydrogen For The Long-Endurance UAV
When the Phantom Eye takes to the skies, Air Products' hydrogen
fueling capabilities will be put to another specialized and
advanced technological use. Air Products is providing the hydrogen
and fueling infrastructure for The Boeing Company's Phantom
We're still all abuzz over the successful SpaceX/NASA collaboration that resulted in the first commercial payload orbited and recovered back to dear old Mother Earth. While ANN's aerospace affiliations have made it easy for us to stay close to the action and the people making it happen, we simply must admit to more than a little envy of all that occurred and the very talented people who made it happen. This is serious hairy-chested real-live rocket science and it would not be unusual, maybe even expected, for them to have had a LOT more trouble with the Falcon9 program by now... but they haven't and history has truly been made. And better yet, SpaceX's Dragon has orbited the Earth and come home safely.
Several Advanced Capabilities Demonstrated In 40 Minute
The second of three company-funded Armed Aerial Scout 72X
Technical Demonstration Aircraft (TDA) has completed its first
flight, EADs North America said Wednesday. The flight took place
Tuesday at the company’s American Eurocopter facility in
Grand Prairie, Texas and lasted 40 minutes.