Wednesday, July 9, 2008

A Wing and'a Software

Army Times today reported on a miniature F/A-18 fighter that successfully flew in a test of computer control compensation for catastrophic wing failure/damage.

The real story is not that a model fighter jet made a successful flight AND LANDING after having a substantial part on one wing discarded during flight.

But it's heartening that the software technology developed has applications in all aspects of general, commercial and military aviation. This is another DARPA project that has application in the general economy.

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