I have no idea why anyone needs an ejection seat, but in case you are in the market for one, here’s one Boeing is selling. Boeing said this particular seat was ripped from a F-4 Phantom. Yup. The Phantom. It was a Mk. 7 rocket-assisted ejection seat built by British manufacturer Martin-Baker Aircraft Co. Ltd. So, it is the real-deal. Your days of pretending to be on a fighter jet is over. No, actually not really. But at least it is real ejection seat, not your self-assembled IKEA variety. Continue reading Here’s An Ejection Seat You Can Buy… If You Have $20K To Spare
With the rising global temperature and longer hot season, the wild fire risk is not getting any lower and when you have a rapid moving fire threatening populated areas, it calls for a super fire fighting machine like an aerial fire fighter. Not just any aerial vehicle though, but one that can drop nearly 20,000 gallons of fire suppressant to stop the fire from spreading like what the Boeing 747-400 Global SuperTanker aerial fight fighter is capable of. With the ability to travel at close to the speed of sound, Global SuperTanker can reach any hotspot within the U.S. in 2.5 hours from its Colorado base, and virtually anywhere in the world in 20 hours. Continue reading This Boeing 747 Can Drop 74K Liters Of Fire Fighting Suppressant To Fight Fire
Boeing is most notable for commercial and military aircraft, but unbeknownst to some, it also dabbles in watercraft, specifically underwater systems, for over 50 years now. The company’s latest development is a 51-foot Echo Voyager, an unmanned undersea vehicle, that’s design to operate autonomously for months on end. Prior to Echo Voyager, Boeing has two other UUVs, the 32-ft Echo Seeker and the 18-ft Echo Ranger. But in the eyes Boeing, the duo are just “testbeds” as they have an effective mission period of two-three days and both requires a surface ship for launch and recovery. Clearly, those aren’t the ideal feature set in today’s context. Continue reading Boeing New Autonomous Submarine Can Stay Submerged For Months
while the Blackphone as proposed by Geeksphone and Silent Circle may appeal to the security-obsessed consumers, the Boeing Black Phone (yes. aircraft maker Boeing. not a typo, btw) is the commercial-grade secured phone targeted at government sectors and is built to handle security needs of “government-level missions.” basically, what that means in layman vocabulary is, the Boeing Black Phone is a spy (smart)phone. designed from the ground up as a secured mobile device, the Boeing Black marries the security peace of mind as offered by Boeing’s PureSecure and the convenience and user-friendliness of Android smartphone. keeping potential snoopers out by offering hard security protection, as well as data protection, protecting both stored and transmitted data. Continue reading Boeing Black Phone
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apparently, NASA wants to decide for you. sometime last year, NASA awarded contracts to three teams over at Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and Boeing to conceptualize a plane for 2025. of course, as you would have expected, NASA has some requirements for the teams to work on includes achieving air speed of 85 percent of the speed of sound, has a range of approximately 7,000 miles and carry between 50,000 to 100,000 pounds of payload. other goals include lesser noise, cleaner emission and lower fuel consumption than the current aircraft. Continue reading ever thought of what you will be flying come 2025?