B-52 Re-engine program
Dec25

B-52 Re-engine program

The iconic Cold-war era Boeing B-52H Stratofortress bomber is getting its 1960s-vintage Pratt & Whitney TF33-103 engines replaced by more-efficient commercial replacements. The re-engine program will keep the colossal aircraft operational until 2050 and meet the high-power demands for next-generation weapons, a fire control radar, and other electrical systems. The B-52 is the most combat capable bomber in the U.S. inventory with...

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Boeing shows UAV which can Refuel Fighter Jets in Mid-Air
Dec21

Boeing shows UAV which can Refuel Fighter Jets in Mid-Air

Past Tuesday, Boeing Phantom Works, Boeings secretive design department, announced a new Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV). Its function is to refuel jets mid-air in order to enlarge the range of combat aircraft of the US Navy.

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Printed titanium parts to reduce costs on the Dreamliner
Apr13

Printed titanium parts to reduce costs on the Dreamliner

Boeing signs a contract with Norsk Titanium AS for 3D printed structural titanium parts for the 787 Dreamliner. This technology could save them millions every year.

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Self-Destructible Unmanned Aircraft
May17

Self-Destructible Unmanned Aircraft

Transporting supplies to emergency personnel and military teams that are based in difficult to access areas has been possible for quite some time. However, contemporary solutions require extra logistic efforts to realize the cleanup and disposal of the unmanned aircraft that accompanies the supplies. In order to eliminate this extra labor, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) initiated the ICARUS program.   Greek...

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Self-Healing of Creep Damaged Steel
Jul13

Self-Healing of Creep Damaged Steel

Self-healing metals might be just the solution to tackle the effects of fatigue. If micro crack could be healed before they can grow, a materials life span could be increased.

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