Electric microwave plasma thruster could rival traditional jet engines

By Loz Blain     May 06, 2020 The flame length and propulsive thrust of this new microwave-accelerated plasma thruster design appear to vary linearly with power application and air speed, making it a potentially promising design for electric aviation A Chinese team has demonstrated a prototype of a microwave plasma thruster capable of working in the […]

Boeing presents first Loyal Wingman combat drone prototype to RAAF

By David Szondy     May 04, 2020 Boeing Australia has built the first of three Loyal Wingman aircraft prototypes, which will serve as the foundation for the Boeing Airpower Teaming System being developed for the global defense market The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) has received the first of three Loyal Wingman aircraft prototypes from Boeing. The unmanned combat […]