Special Publication An artists’ impression of the X-20 during re-entry. (NASA illustration) An artists’ impression of the X-20 during re-entry. (NASA illustration)

Boeing X-20 Dyna-Soar: Technologies tested benefit Space Shuttle

The X-20 Dyna-Soar was designed to provide a piloted maneuverable vehicle for conducting flight research in the hypersonic and flight...

By Aerotech News • July 27, 2021 11:15 am
Defense leaders talk about reforms in...
David Vergun • July 27, 2021
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The X-19: The last aircraft built...
Aerotech News • July 26, 2021
X-15 Hypersonic Research Program lasts 10 years

In the joint X-15 hypersonic research program that NASA conducted with the Air Force, the Navy, and North American Aviation,…

By Aerotech News • July 22, 2021 11:38 am
Ryan X-13 Vertijet: Can a jet aircraft take off vertically, transition to...

The Ryan X-13 Vertijet (company designation Model 69) was an experimental vertical take-off and landing jet aircraft built by Ryan Aeronautical and flown in the United States…

By Aerotech News • July 20, 2021 4:39 pm
X-5 tests if an aircraft can change wing sweep while in flight

The Bell X-5 was built to test the feasibility of changing the sweep angle of an aircraft’s wings in flight….

By Aerotech News • July 19, 2021 3:22 pm
March ARB welcomes new commander

Col. Gregory Haynes assumed command of the 452nd Air Mobility Wing and March Air Reserve Base, Calif., at a July…

By Aerotech News • July 26, 2021 4:55 pm
DOD advisory committee review nearly complete, decisions come soon

In January, 40 defense-related advisory committees were told to suspend their activities pending the results of “zero-based” reviews that would…

By C. Todd Lopez • July 26, 2021 4:30 pm
Hiller X-18: Tiltwing transport aircraft built from scavenged parts

The Hiller X-18 was an experimental cargo transport aircraft designed to be the first testbed for tiltwing and V/STOL (vertical/short takeoff and landing) technology….

By Aerotech News • July 25, 2021 2:56 pm
Harnessing digital agility on Northrop Grumman’s G/ATOR program

On the modern, dynamic battlefield, agility and connectivity are decisive advantages. Agile and networked warfighters who rapidly adapt to changing…

By Aerotech News • July 25, 2021 8:14 am
Remembering friends from Marine Corps Air Station Mojave

by Cathy Hansen, special to Aerotech News Last year, I was going through some of my old emails and aviation…

By Cathy Hansen • July 25, 2021 12:07 am
Bell X-16: When is an X-Plane not an X-Plane?

The X-16 was the most blatant misuse of the X-vehicle designation system — it was simply an attempt to hide…

By Aerotech News • July 24, 2021 3:40 pm
Signs of life on Mars? NASA’s Perseverance rover begins the hunt
By DC Agle, Karen Fox and Alana Johnson • July 22, 2021 10:25 am
Headlines – July 26, 2021

News Another drone attack on an Iraqi base housing U.S troops, no injuries or damage- The attack took place at…

By Aerotech News • July 26, 2021 5:47 pm
Contract Briefs

U.S. Army Pfizer, N.Y., N.Y., was awarded a $1,351,936,500 modification (P00008) to contract W15QKN-21-C-0012 for the production of vaccine BNT162b2….

By Aerotech News • July 26, 2021 2:42 pm
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