Boeing wins US$43 million contract to build four Orca robotic super subs

The US Navy has awarded Boeing a US$43 million contract to build four of its Orca Extra Large Unmanned Undersea Vehicles (XLUUVs) and support gear. Built in partnership with Huntington Ingalls Industries, the 51-ft (15.5 m) long unmanned submarines will operate in blue water environments thanks to autonomous navigation systems and a fuel module providing a range of 6,500 nm (7,480 mi, 12,038 km)... Continue Reading Boeing wins US$43 million contract to build four Orca robotic super subs Category: Marine Tags: Boeing Submarine Underwater drones US Navy

Boeing wins US$43 million contract to build four Orca robotic super subs

The US Navy has awarded Boeing a US$43 million contract to build four of its Orca Extra Large Unmanned Undersea Vehicles (XLUUVs) and support gear. Built in partnership with Huntington ...

Sun 17 Feb 19 from Gizmag

Airbus to cease deliveries of A380 in two years

After making its first flight in 2005, the Airbus A380 double-decker jumbo jet proceeded to become the flagship aircraft of the Emirates airline. This Thursday, however, it was announced ...

Thu 14 Feb 19 from Gizmag

A380 aimed high, but never hit cruising speed

Nearly 30 years ago Airbus began charting a new course for air travel with a mammoth jet that would shuttle hundreds of people to far-flung cities worldwide, but harsh economic realities eventually ...

Thu 14 Feb 19 from Phys.org

Airbus pulls plug on costly A380 superjumbo

European aerospace giant Airbus said Thursday it would end production of the A380 superjumbo, the double-decker jet which earned plaudits from passengers but failed to win over enough airlines ...

Thu 14 Feb 19 from TechXplore

SpaceX protests a $150 million launch contract NASA awarded to its chief rival, a Boeing-Lockheed Martin venture

The contract is for a mission to study asteroids near Jupiter. Elon Musk's company escalated its war with United Launch Alliance by filing a protest, saying it "offered a solution with extraordinarily ...

Wed 13 Feb 19 from The Washington Post

The US plans to launch swarms of attack drones from robo-submarines

The US Navy has a project that plans to use an autonomous submarine to launch a swarm of attack drones from underwater

Tue 12 Feb 19 from Newscientist

Future of Airbus's A380 superjumbo in doubt as demand fades

A decision by Australian airline Qantas on Thursday to cancel an order for Airbus A380 superjumbos raised fresh questions about the future of the world's largest passenger jet, which has struggled ...

Thu 7 Feb 19 from Phys.org

Private cabins, flying bars, and hundreds of seats—farewell, Airbus A380

Enjoy this photo gallery in memory of the now-cancelled airliner.

Sat 16 Feb 19 from Arstechnica

Goodbye to the A380, the biggest passenger plane there ever was

Technology It was just too large. Airbus announced it would end its A380 deliveries in 2021.

Thu 14 Feb 19 from Popular Science

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