Month: December 2010

C-12W King Air 350

The new C-12W is a King Air 350-based aircraft. The C-12Fs it’s replacing are based on the King Air 200. Also see: MC-12W ‘The Flying Intelligence Shop’ UPDATE: Here’s a press release from Beecher Aircraft on the C-12W. It includes: The current UC-12 aircraft are military transport versions of the Beechcraft King Air 200, which […]

Plus they play Blu-Rays

1,760 PlayStation 3s form new supercomputer Putting 1,760 Sony PlayStation 3s in one room might make for the most awesome “Call of Duty: Black Ops” game ever. And, as Air Force researchers have discovered, they can also create the Defense Department’s largest interactive supercomputer. The Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, […]

X-47B To Fly Soon

Unmanned strike jet nearly set for 1st flight The first unmanned aircraft designed as a carrier-based strike jet is almost ready to take to the air for the first time, Navy officials have confirmed. Northrop Grumman’s X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System Demonstration drone has been performing taxi tests for several weeks at Edwards Air Force […]