The supersonic X-59 aircraft is ready

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NASA, in collaboration with Lockheed Martin, recently showcased a groundbreaking development in aviation: the X-59 Quiet Supersonic Technology (Quesst) jet. This aircraft, unveiled with much anticipation, is not just another supersonic plane; it’s an innovative leap forward in overcoming one of aviation’s long-standing challenges—the sonic boom.

Laser weapon on a US military aircraft

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Lockheed Martin has already delivered the completed AHEL laser to the Air Force, which will be tested with the AC-130J Ghostrider. The United States Air Force has long been working to make laser weapons a standard part of aircraft weaponry, and Lockheed Martin has been awarded a five-year contract in July to further develop, test and demonstrate the AHEL (airborne high energy laser) system to help achieve this.