“The U-2 Kubernetes demonstration from mid-November not only advances the deployment pipeline for in-flight software upgrades, but also operationally extends the computational resources for mission execution,” said Jeff Babione, vice president and general manager, Lockheed Martin Skunk Works. “This additional capability makes it possible for the warfighter to quickly adapt to changing threat environments without costly or timeconsuming system upgrades.”
To accelerate software delivery from months to hours, the Lockheed Martin team leveraged a Kubernetes cloud configuration. This configuration, which was previously demonstrated during the OpenAirKube demo in late August, was flown on the U-2 via an Enterprise Open System Architecture Mission Computer (EMC2). The EMC2 is representative of the Open Mission Systems (OMS) mission computer currently being developed for the U-2 programme of record.
Continue reading your story on the app
Continue reading your story in the magazine
Embraer successfully concludes aerial refuelling qualification between two KC-390 Millennium aircraft
The twin-turbo fan powered KC-390 can be refuelled in flight and can be used for in-flight or on-ground refuelling of other aircraft.
Airbus Retires The World's First Beluga
The first-ever Airbus Beluga transport aircraft has left Broughton for the last time. Beluga number one departed the Airbus factory in North Wales just after 15:00 BST, on its way to Hamburg for storage.
Airbus Takes Off With Private Network From Ericsson
The partnership between Ericsson and international pioneer Airbus opens the door for the digitalisation of aerospace factories.
Airbus A321 Freighter – Synergy Between Costs And Convenience
Probably one of the longest ongoing rivalries in the aviation market is between two aircraft manufacturing giants Airbus and Boeing. For years the companies had been head to head, trying to outsmart the other and take over the lucrative market.
Moscow – A City Of Beauty, Intrigue, Past Fears And History
Moscow stands on the Moskva River in Central Russia, with a population greater than that of South Africa as a whole it is among the world's largest cities. The northernmost and coldest megacity in the world, and with a history that dates over eight centuries, Moscow has been ruled by those who revelled in cruelty, oppression, and fear. From Ivan the Great, Ivan the Terrible, Grand Duchess Catherine the Great and her obsession with the mystic Rasputin, Peter the Great and Tzar Nicholas II, last of the tzars and who, with his entire family was executed by the Bolcheviks.
Pilatus Delivers 1800th PC-12
After leading the turbine-powered business aircraft market in 2020, Pilatus passes another fleet milestone with the delivery of the 1800th example of the versatile single-engine turboprop. At 82 deliveries, according to the General Aviation Manufacturers Association’s 2020 Year-End Aircraft Shipment Report, the Pilatus PC-12 was the most popular model of all turbine-powered business aircraft.
Unmanned Helicopter Crashes Into Navy Ship
An unmanned MQ-8B Fire Scout helicopter crashed into the side of USS Charleston shortly after taking off from the ship on 26 April.
Flight Control Technology Set To Dive Underwater For Marine Mobility
BAE Systems is taking decades of flight control expertise underwater onboard the UK’s next generation submarine, Dreadnought. This innovative approach involves adapting controls that are usually used in fly-by-wire aircraft and applying them in a marine environment.
Bye Aerospace Unveils 8-Seat All-Electric eFlyer 800
Bye Aerospace has announced an eight-seat all-electric twin turbo-prop class airplane, the eFlyer 800™, in response to growing demands for regional all-electric airplanes with significantly reduced operating costs, plus increased capacity and utility.
How Chapman Freeborn has transported PPE across the globe during the COVID-19 pandemic