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China hackers 'steal US plans for supersonic missiles'

China hackers 'steal US plans for supersonic missiles'

Technology
China's state hackers have reportedly stolen a large amount of highly-sensitive US navy data on its undersea warfare, including plans for supersonic anti-ship missiles on submarines. Government experts were said to have compromised the computers of a US navy contractor, giving them access to the information, according to the Washington Post, citing unnamed American officials.They said - on the condition of anonymity about an ongoing investigation - that the security breaches were believed to have taken place in January and February.Hackers reportedly targeted a contractor which works for the Naval Undersea Warfare Center - a research and support centre in Newport, Rhode Island.The officials did not identify the contractor.It was reported that a total of 614 gigabytes of dat...
Airborne Tactical contracts for subsonic, supersonic simulation aircraft

Airborne Tactical contracts for subsonic, supersonic simulation aircraft

Business
May 11 (UPI) -- Airborne Tactical Advantage has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Navy for subsonic and supersonic aircraft. The deal, announced Thursday by the Department of Defense, is valued at more than $ 54.4 million under the terms of a firm-fixed-price, cost-reimbursement, indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract for Type III high subsonic and Type IV supersonic aircraft, according to a Defense Department contract announcement. The Type III high subsonic and Type IV supersonic aircraft are designed to simulate incoming threats for testing and training defensive capabilities. Work on the contract will occur in Newport News, Va., where Airborne Tactical Advantage is located, along with California and other undisclosed locations across the United States, the Pentagon sai...
Saab details Gripen E smart fighter's first supersonic flight

Saab details Gripen E smart fighter's first supersonic flight

Business
Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Saab has announced its new Gripen E smart fighter flew at supersonic speed and performed maneuvers to demonstrate its aerodynamic design and powerful engine.The feat was accomplished earlier this month over the Baltic Sea when the aircraft first broke the sound barrier, which takes place at about 767 miles per hour, the Swedish company said in a news release Friday."Gripen E smart fighter flew at speeds greater than the speed of sound, at over Mach 1, as part of the ongoing flight trials program." Saab said. "The purpose was to collect data from the aircraft as it achieved and sustained supersonic speed."The Gripen E, the fighter's newest variant, made its first flight on June 15 and has logged 20 hours of flight since then.Let's block ads! (Why?) Business News - UPI.com
Supersonic car in test run for record attempt

Supersonic car in test run for record attempt

Technology
A supersonic car combining the technology of a fighter jet, F1 car and spacecraft has been tested in public ahead of a land speed world record attempt.Bloodhound SSC has been built over nine years by a team of Bristol-based engineers from aeronautical and automotive backgrounds.After weeks of trials, the car was put through its paces at Newquay Airport in Cornwall.Video:Jet-propelled car in test runThe two runway trials came after a series of tests to check the car's steering, brakes, suspension and data systems, as well as the efficiency of the intake feeding air to the EJ200 jet engine, sourced from a Eurofighter Typhoon.The landmark moment in the high-profile project came 20 years after the current land speed world record was set on 15 October, 1997.Many of those who set that record are...
Bloodhound supersonic car set for first public runs

Bloodhound supersonic car set for first public runs

Science
The British car designed to go 1,000mph (1,610km/h) will make its first public runs in Cornwall later. Bloodhound SSC is conducting initial "slow-speed" trials and should get up to about 200mph (320km/h) on the runway at Newquay Airport. Driven by RAF Wing Commander Andy Green, the car aims to break the world land speed record in 2019. This will take place on a special track that has been prepared on a dried-out lakebed in Northern Cape, South Africa. "This is about showing the world what we're about," said Wing Commander Green. "We've designed and built the most extraordinary, sophisticated, high-performance land speed record car in history. It will do 0-200mph in about eight seconds. For a five-tonne vehicle - that's eye-popping performance," he told BBC News. Media playback is unsupport...