The successor to the Concorde…..flying at Mach 3.6
Twice as fast as Concorde: The SonicStar jet will be twice as fast as Concorde with a top speed of Mach 3.6.
Plans for 20-seat craft were unveiled at Paris Air Show.
HyperMach claims its SonicStar aircraft will be so quick that travelling from London to New York will take just TWO HOURS.
A trip from New York to Sydney, meanwhile, will be cut by a staggering 75 per cent – from 20 hours on a commercial airliner to just five hours.
A jet that can fly from London to Sydney in three and a half hours could rob Concorde of its title as the
fastest-ever passenger plane.
Plans have been unveiled for the HyperMach SonicStar, a business jet which will be capable of a top speed
of 2,664 mph twice as fast as Concorde.
It will fly at 62,000 ft, allowing passengers to see the curvature of the earth.
HypeMach chief executive Richard Lugg wants the plane in the skies within ten years (!) and has already
secured funding from the Department of Trade and Industry, which has agreed to support the company in Britain .
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While some homeowners are turning to shotguns to deal with unwanted drones, federal agencies and law enforcement lack the necessary technology to deal with this increasing menace. However, thanks to Battelle Innovations and its new DroneDefender, law enforcement now has an anti-drone system designed to disable a drone without blasting it out the sky.
The new DroneDefender uses radio pulses to disable a hostile drone within a 400 meter radius. These pulses interrupt the communication system of the drone, making it think it is out-of-range. The drone’s safety protocols then kick in, forcing the drone to either hover, return to its point of origin, or descend slowly as it prepares to land. Because the weapon jams communication with the nearby operator, the DroneDefender also can prevent detonation and other remote functions.
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The radio jamming system is mounted to a gun chassis which makes the anti-drone weapon lightweight (10 lbs or less) and easy-to-use. It is designed to fire within 0.1 seconds of startup and can operate for five hours straight. Not only is this system efficient, this rifle-like design also is familiar to the DroneDefender’s targeted audience — government agencies and law enforcement.
Known for its ability to transform technology breakthroughs into useful hardware and services for both government and commercial customers, Battelle Innovations developed the DroneDefender using its in-house expertise that spans both military and technology applications. The company plans to begin selling the DroneDefender in 2016 and already has several federal agencies interested in obtaining the anti-drone weapon when it’s released next year. Though it will be available to government agencies in the US and overseas, it won’t be available for consumer use stateside, as it currently operates on non-consumer frequencies controlled by the FCC.
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Drones have moved from military darling to consumer item in the last few years, with applications ranging from entertainment to video capture to sheep-herding tool. But despite the popularity of GoPro-enabled models that follow you down the slopes and record your every mogul and wipeout, it’s clear the military aspects remain items to watch.