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Title: BAE developing self-repairing Combat aircraft
Post by: S.M.A. on August 24, 2016, 16:35:12
[Nerdgasm]Skynet now has a replicator?[/Nerdgasm]  ;D

UK Defence Journal (https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/watch-bae-design-self-repairing-combat-aircraft/)

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WATCH: BAE design ‘self repairing’ combat aircraft
By
George Allison -
August 23, 2016

Scientists and engineers at BAE Systems have lifted the lid on some futuristic technologies that could be incorporated in military and civil aircraft of 2040.

According to BAE, The technology is a lightweight adhesive fluid inside a pattern of carbon nanotubes from which the aircraft is constructed and is released when damaged to quickly ‘set’ mid-flight and heal any damage.

This advanced use of materials would create a highly survivable jet, capable of entering even the most dangerous of scenarios to complete vital missions.

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Title: Re: BAE developing self-repairing Combat aircraft
Post by: Oldgateboatdriver on August 24, 2016, 16:43:20
Sounds like a Borg cube.
Title: Re: BAE developing self-repairing Combat aircraft
Post by: Loachman on August 24, 2016, 17:48:34
So, not an R2 unit, as hoped.

Boring.
Title: Re: BAE developing self-repairing Combat aircraft
Post by: MCG on August 24, 2016, 17:54:52
So this would be a plane that bleeds and scabs?