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Supercavitating torpedo offers speed of 230 miles per hour
THE MIL & AERO COMMENTARY –Military forces throughout the world are obsessed, it seems, with speed. Jet aircraft, the missile, even the lowly bullet typically go faster than the speed of sound. Everywhere is an obsession with speed except in undersea warfare. In fact, today’s most advanced militaries are working on so-called hypersonic missiles that eventually could travel through the air at about seven times the speed of sound, or 5,320 miles per hour.
That kind of speed means a hypersonic missile could hit a target 100 miles away in little more than a minute — not much time for countermeasures and evasive maneuvers. It’s little wonder that speed is a top priority among military weapons developers.
From The New York Times:
Burying ‘One Child’ Limits, China Pushes Women to Have More Babies
Worried that an aging population imperils the economy, Beijing is scrambling to stimulate a baby boom after decades of harsh restrictions on births.
Two become one? Plane makers work on technology to reduce pilot numbers
FARNBOROUGH, England – Airplane manufacturers are working to adapt passenger jets to reduce the number of pilots needed for long-haul flights and to build new cockpits designed for a single aviator to ease a global pilot shortage and cut airline costs. Reuters reports. Continue reading original article
The Intelligent Aerospace take:
“That’s not an absurd date. Reducing crew on long-range looks to be the most accessible step because there is another pilot onboard,” Jean-Brice Dumont, Airbus head of engineering, told Reuters this week at the Farnborough International Airshow.
Boeing Co is examining the possibility of having reduced manning in the cockpit of a proposed mid-sized jet that it aims to have in service by 2025 if it proceeds with a launch decision next year, according to UBS analysts. Boeing did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Croatians flashing breasts at the Euro Cup 2012 and Pussy Riot whipped in Sochi, Russai
Pussy Riot, is a band, who made headlines about two years ago, after being arrested while filming a video for an anti-Putin song in a cathedral.
The band was sentenced to two years imprisonment in a penal colony for their crime.
Their crime was officially listed as “hooliganism motivated by religious hatred.”
The official word from Putin’s administration was that while he had hoped for leniency in the band’s trial, he held no sway with the court and it was their decision to make.
The convicted members of the band were released from prison just in time to make an appearance at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
Their appearance was a photo opportunity for the Pussy Riot’s band members to shame their nation openly at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
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