This much we know: It’s not a bird and it’s not exactly a plane.
Beyond that, the U.S. Air Force holds all the answers. The mission of the unmanned X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle, which is scheduled to touch down at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California Tuesday after 22 months in orbit, has been described only vaguely as “to gather more test data.”
TUCSON, Ariz. – Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) and the U.S. Air Force successfully flight tested an upgraded High-Speed Anti-Radiation Missile (HARM). The HARM Control Section Modification (HCSM) is more precise and accurate, which reduces potential collateral damage. (more…)
Lockheed Martin’s famed Skunk Works has finally unveiled the long-awaited successor to the SR-71 Blackbird. Aviation Week and Space Technology’s Guy Norris pulled the covers off the project that Lockheed Martin is simply calling the SR-72. The new airplane will be roughly the same size as the record-setting Blackbird, but will be able to fly twice as fast as the jet that still holds the speed records. (more…)
The US classified spaceplane is likely spying on China according to Spaceflight Magazine’s editor Dr. David Baker.
Lockheed Martin successfully completed thermal vacuum testing of the U.S. Air forces SBIRS GEO-2 satellite. It is the largest hurdle cleared so far in it’s path to launch the next generation of missile warning satellite.