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100 Test Flights Completed By The X-48 Blended Wing Body Research Aircraft
2012-11-08 14:00:53

NASA The Boeing X-48 Blended Wing Body subscale research aircraft made its 100th flight in late October at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. The milestone occurred Oct. 30 when the unmanned X-48C aircraft was flown on two separate 25-minute flights -- the seventh and eighth flights for the X-48C since it began flying Aug. 7. Between 2007 and 2010, the aircraft, then in the X-48B configuration, made 92 flights. "Once again, working closely with...

2010-06-10 08:00:00

ST. LOUIS, June 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) has received a three-year, $9.8 million contract from the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory to further develop and demonstrate technologies that will enable multiple small unmanned aerial vehicles to coordinate with each other and a manned airborne control station to more safely and effectively carry out intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions. The Foxhunt Multi-Small Unmanned Aerial System...

2009-08-25 10:23:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The world's largest association representing the unmanned systems community, the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), announces the newly elected members to the association's governing board. John Lambert, AUVSI President and Senior Director for Tactical Systems, Aurora Flight Sciences A native of Massachusetts, Mr. Lambert received a BS degree in Physics from Providence College and a MS degree in Systems...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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