Top News on Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird

  • VIDEOS: DARPA cancels Blackswift hypersonic test bed


    <P>Funding cuts by lawmakers have doomed a hypersonic project named Blackswift that was to develop a long-awaited successor to the <A href="http://www.flightglobal.com/landingpage/sr-71.aspx">Lockheed&nbsp;SR-71 Blackbird</A>.</P> <P>The fiscal 2009 defence budget approved last month slashes requested spending for the Mach 6-capable Blackswift Test Bed project from $120 million to $10 million. </P> <P>The combined-cycle Blackswift demonstrator was scheduled to complete first flight in 2012. It should have reached a top speed of Mach 6 using a combination of a turbojet and a supersonic combustion ramjet (scramjet). As a reusable aircraft, it should have been able to land and be ready to fly again after refuelling. </P></FONT> <P> <TABLE style="WIDTH: 445px" cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 border=0> <TBODY> <TR> <TH>&nbsp;<IMG style="WIDTH: 445px; HEIGHT: 297px" alt="" src="../assets/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=25618" border=0></TH></TR> <TR> <TD> <H6 align=right>&nbsp;Source: Flickr</H


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  • X-51A programme admits facing long odds


    Boeing X-51A programme officials acknowledge that they face long odds for completing a successful flight-test programme...


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  • Slicing the UAV market

    News | 31 Aug 2010 09:00 | Gayle Putrich

    For L-3 Communications, good things come in small packages. As an outfit that ranks itself as the sixth-biggest defence company in the USA, and a leader in sectors ranging from intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance to secure communications, training, aircraft modernisation, propulsion systems, avionics and satellite communications to name just a few, the acquisition of a $20 million turnover company hardly seems worth noting.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Slicing-the-UAV-market-346735/
  • X-51A programme admits facing long odds

    News | 30 Mar 2009 11:45 | Stephen Trimble

    Boeing X-51A programme officials acknowledge that they face long odds for completing a successful flight-test programme for the hypersonic vehicle with only...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/X-51A-programme-admits-facing-long-odds-324520/
  • VIDEOS: DARPA cancels Blackswift hypersonic test bed

    News | 13 Oct 2008 15:30 | Stephen Trimble

    <P>Funding cuts by lawmakers have doomed a hypersonic project named Blackswift that was to develop a long-awaited successor to the <A href="http://www.flightglobal.com/landingpage/sr-71.aspx">Lockheed&nbsp;SR-71 Blackbird</A>.</P> <P>The fiscal 2009 defence budget approved last month slashes requested spending for the Mach 6-capable Blackswift Test Bed project from $120 million to $10 million. </P> <P>The combined-cycle Blackswift demonstrator was scheduled to complete first flight in 2012. It should have reached a top speed of Mach 6 using a combination of a turbojet and a supersonic combustion ramjet (scramjet). As a reusable aircraft, it should have been able to land and be ready to fly again after refuelling. </P></FONT> <P> <TABLE style="WIDTH: 445px" cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 border=0> <TBODY> <TR> <TH>&nbsp;<IMG style="WIDTH: 445px; HEIGHT: 297px" alt="" src="../assets/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=25618" border=0></TH></TR> <TR> <TD> <H6 align=right>&nbsp;Source: Flickr</Hhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/VIDEOS-DARPA-cancels-Blackswift-hypersonic-test-bed-317382/
  • Greatest Military Aircraft throughout the decades

    News | 16 Jul 2008 08:25

    <P><IMG style="WIDTH: 450px; HEIGHT: 111px" alt="" src="../assets/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=23805" border=0></P> <P><U>1930:</U></P> <P><STRONG>6.&nbsp;Supermarine Spitfire 1934</STRONG></P> <P><A href="http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/search.aspx?search=supermarine+spitfire&amp;searchsubmit=search"><FONT color=#427ab4>Archive</FONT></A><U>&nbsp;</U></P> <P><FONT color=#427ab4><A href="http://www.flightglobal.com/airspace/search/searchresults.aspx?q=supermarine+spitfire">AirSpace&nbsp;images/discussion</FONT></A></FONT></FONT></FONT></FONT></FONT></FONT></FONT></FONT></FONT></FONT></FONT></FONT></FONT></FONT></FONT></P> <P>Seldom can an aircraft have become so synonymous with a moment in time, a military campaign and a nation. </P> <P>Although the Spitfire served with RAF units from 1938-57, it was its performance in the summer and autumn of 1940 in the skies over the UK that both created and sealed its reputation. While more squadrons during the <A href="http://www.flightglobal.chttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Greatest-Military-Aircraft-throughout-the-decades-225262/
  • Flight's 100 Greatest revealed

    News | 16 Jul 2008 08:00

    After weeks of voting and thousands of votes, the results of Flight's 100 Greatest are now publichttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Flights-100-Greatest-revealed-225157/
  • Top 5 Greatest Military Aircraft

    News | 15 Jul 2008 17:00

    <P><IMG style="WIDTH: 423px; HEIGHT: 42px" alt="" src="../assets/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=23803" border=0></P> <P><STRONG>6.&nbsp;Supermarine Spitfire </STRONG></P> <P><FONT color=#427ab4><A href="http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/search.aspx?search=supermarine+spitfire&amp;SearchSubmit=Search"><STRONG>Archive</FONT></STRONG></A></FONT></FONT></FONT></FONT></FONT><STRONG>&nbsp;</STRONG></P> <P><FONT color=#427ab4><A href="http://www.flightglobal.com/airspace/search/searchresults.aspx?q=supermarine+spitfire"><STRONG>AirSpace&nbsp;images/discussion</FONT></STRONG></A></FONT></FONT></FONT></FONT></FONT></FONT></FONT></FONT></P> <P>Seldom can an aircraft have become so synonymous with a moment in time, a military campaign and a nation. </P> <P>Although the Spitfire served with RAF units from 1938-57, it was its performance in the summer and autumn of 1940 in the skies over the UK that both created and sealed its reputation. While more squadrons during the <A href="http://www.flighttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Top-5-Greatest-Military-Aircraft-225175/