Wednesday, September 18, 2013

New hypersonic space plane and precision munitions proficiency

I found both these items vis the Unwanted Blog. First up is an artist's concept of DARPA's Experimental Spaceplane (XS-1) program. They have issued an RFI for a hypersonic 'airplane like' vehicle with routine daily ops. It should be unmanned and needing a small ground crew with no expensive infrastructure. (seen via)

Then there's this photo of a GBU-10 smartbomb about to hit a speedboat. It was dropped from a B1-B during testing performed out of 337th Test and Evaluation Squadron at Dyess Air Force Base.  (seen via)