In stranger news, the USAF being shot at while flying in the US.
And some of those Nutters could arm an entire Infantry Section with modern weapons and have enough Ammo to keep them going for a week.Plenty of possibilities:
Trouble is plenty of nutters with guns there.
- some stoner protecting his marijuana crop
- a neo nazi nutter
- anti govt nutter
- crim on the run
- another type of nutter.
Elon would surely be letting everybody know about his latest technology achievement if it was him. I guess one other possibility is General Atomics but to my knowledge GA has never built a manned jet.Who says that it's one of the three remaining primes? It could be a new player on the field who isn't restricted by the old way of doing things? The article alluded to Elon Musk as an example and why not? Look at what he's done and doing with Space X. Who else had the cojones to put an expensive car into orbit playing a David Bowie song? Could it be him or someone similar who has come up with a non traditional way of designing testing and building a prototype? They could also organise the manufacturing process the same way, because that is where they are going to have to make their money. So adaptive manufacturing, composite materials etc., may be the order of the day along with fibre cabling rather than wire, amongst other things.
Not necessarily. He'd know that it would also be in his best interest to keep his trap firmly shut. He's no fool.Elon would surely be letting everybody know about his latest technology achievement if it was him. I guess one other possibility is General Atomics but to my knowledge GA has never built a manned jet.
The Dornier Do 31 was ahead of its time, much like the TSR-2. Given current technology and knowledge maybe the concept, not the aircraft, could be revisited.Kinda interesting. Also click baiting in a way According to this AFSOC is thinking that the eventual replacement for CV22 should have Jet speed.The US Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) is looking to leap ahead with the aircraft that replaces its Bell Boeing CV-22 Osprey.www.flightglobal.com
Its not impossible. The Do31 concept comes to mind.