Tag Archives: Military

Hints point to military uses for Stratolaunch

Stratolaunch, the six-year-old space venture backed by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, says it’ll use the world’s biggest airplane to launch small satellites into orbit – but what kind of satellites? The company’s executives have always said the Pentagon could be a … Continue reading

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U.S. military takes HoloLens to the next level

Microsoft’s HoloLens augmented-reality system is scoring victories with the U.S. military, which means the goggle-eyed headsets are more likely to pop up at a wargame near you. Last November, the HoloLens system was incorporated into a platform known as the … Continue reading

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Boeing wins DARPA’s nod for space plane

The Pentagon’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency says it has selected the Boeing Co. to develop and test its XS-1 hypersonic space plane, using a design now known as the Phantom Express. Boeing won out over Northrop Grumman and Masten Space … Continue reading

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Boeing tests networking pod for fighter jets

The Boeing Co. and the U.S. Air Force say they’ve shown that a new type of communication pod for F-15 fighter jets, known as Talon HATE, can link together different types of aircraft and ground stations for secure communications. The … Continue reading

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Secret space plane lands after 2-year mission

After nearly two years in orbit, the U.S. Air Force’s X-37B robotic space plane landed at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida today with a loud sonic boom, but nary a word about what exactly it was doing up there … Continue reading

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Paul Allen rebrands his airplane showcase

Cross Seattle billionaire Paul Allen’s Flying Heritage Collection off your list of local attractions, and put a new name in its place: the Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum. The rebranding, announced on March 24, will be followed by an expansion … Continue reading

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Boeing exec named as deputy defense chief

President Donald Trump today announced his intent to nominate longtime Boeing executive Patrick Shanahan as deputy secretary of defense, the Pentagon’s No. 2 civilian spot. Shanahan, 54, currently oversees Boeing’s manufacturing operations and supplier management functions as senior vice president for … Continue reading

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