Friday, December 31, 2010

Project Reblue

Otherwise known as outside of Boeing as the Phantom Ray.Which is based on the X-45C. It is a unmanned combat air vehicle (UCAV).It is being developed for DARPA and J-UCAS.
The Boeing Phantom Ray the UCAV

The maiden test flight that was suppose  to happen this month was rescheduled for sometime  early 2011.
That's the Phantom Ray getting taxied
A SCA (Shuttle Carrier Aircraft) taxied it  from St. Louis, Missouri  to Dryden Flight Research Center get ready for its maiden flight.

Dryden Flight Research Center is located inside Edwards Air force Base it is an aeronautical research center operated by NASA.It holds a bunch pretty things on its runway....

A bunch of expensive toys you'll never play with

There are two SCA; The 747-100 model,and the other one is a short range 747-100SR. .After the Shuttle program ends in 2011, the two SCAs will be used to transport the orbiters to their final resting place.
and the two SCAs will prolly rest there too  (j/k....i think...prolly not...)