A new engine for the CH-47 Chinook will significantly increase the capabilities of the helicopter, allowing it to meet future operational needs head on.
DARPA advances Boeing’s Phantom Swift
Valued at $130 million, the VTOL X-Plane project represents a 52 month effort to design and develop an experimental aircraft that flies faster than 300 knots, with a hover efficiency of 75 percent or better and a cruise lift-to-drag ratio of ten or more.
DARPA has promoted Boeing’s Phantom Swift X-Plane prototype through to the Phase 1B Technology Maturation stage of the competition, according to an announcement on 27 August.
Under the new contract, valued at $9.3 million, Boeing will …
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