Lockheed Martin gives us a glimpse of future combat helicopters with the release of a new video of its Sikorsky-Boeing Future Vertical Lift concept.
The Future Vertical Lift concept is based on a contra-rotating, co-axial rotor system combined with an aft push prop – all powered by an advanced turbine plant.
According to Lockheed, this allows the concept to cruise at over 250 knots (288 mph, 464 km/h). The futuristic helicopter comes in Assault and Attack variants.
The most well-known mass-produced helicopters utilizing contra-rotating, co-axial rotor system are the Kamov family helicopters, like the KA-50 shown below. But the addition of a pushing propeller in the back will make this helicopter super-fast.
Seems like even Macy’s wants to become Apple…
And why not? Who doesn’t want to become one of the most successful companies in history?
It might take a bit more, however, than turning off a couple of letters.
I have an audio book in my car: A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking.
I am used to his computer-generated voice, which is unique and recognizable.
But it might change soon, and we will hear this genius speaking with a new voice.
I guess Dr. Hawking believes that “change is good.”
I think we should all wish him good luck in finding his new voice.
The research found that people in the UK and the US read below the global average (just over five hours a week for both), as the below chart by Statista shows. This study was done in 2005, with NOP’s Culture Score Media Habits index.
I wrote before on this subject here. Reading is linked to literacy. Literacy is needed for progress.