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Boeing To Unveil Mystery Plane

The aircraft has a 'Batmobile' style and is set to change the future of air power, British media reports. 

Boeing, one of the world’s biggest aircraft manufacturers, is poised to unveil a “robust” new plane that will be “changing the future of air power”, the company claims.

Britain's newspaper Telegraph reported that the secret aircraft has a ‘Batmobile’ style, according to a teaser video posted on Twitter of the plane by Phantom Works, Boeing’s advanced design division, which has focussed on several highly classified projects.

Boeing remains tight-lipped about exactly when and where the plane will be unveiled on Tuesday, claiming “everything will be revealed later” when Telegraph Travel contacted the company.

But the mystery aircraft is suspected to be a new space plane, following in the footsteps of Boeing’s X-37B plane, first built for the Pentagon primarily for classified missions for the testing of various aviation technologies including "avionics, flight systems, guidance and navigation, thermal protection, insulation, propulsion, and re-entry systems", according to the US Air Force.

Earlier this year, Boeing was also selected by the Pentagon’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop the XS-1 space plane that would be “the first of an entirely new class of hypersonic aircraft” that would provide “short-notice, low-cost access to space”, DARPA stated.

In the meantime, Metro another British website reported that there are also rumours that the plane has the ability to land and take off vertically thanks to swiveling wingtip fans.

It is believed to be powered solely by electricity. 

The new plane could also be a version of the Phantom Swift, Boeing’s own VTOL aircraft which was originally submitted as a proposal for the competition that Aurora won, Metro reported.

Science & Technology

Boeing To Unveil Mystery Plane

The aircraft has a 'Batmobile' style and is set to change the future of air power, British media reports. 

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Boeing, one of the world’s biggest aircraft manufacturers, is poised to unveil a “robust” new plane that will be “changing the future of air power”, the company claims.

Britain's newspaper Telegraph reported that the secret aircraft has a ‘Batmobile’ style, according to a teaser video posted on Twitter of the plane by Phantom Works, Boeing’s advanced design division, which has focussed on several highly classified projects.

Boeing remains tight-lipped about exactly when and where the plane will be unveiled on Tuesday, claiming “everything will be revealed later” when Telegraph Travel contacted the company.

But the mystery aircraft is suspected to be a new space plane, following in the footsteps of Boeing’s X-37B plane, first built for the Pentagon primarily for classified missions for the testing of various aviation technologies including "avionics, flight systems, guidance and navigation, thermal protection, insulation, propulsion, and re-entry systems", according to the US Air Force.

Earlier this year, Boeing was also selected by the Pentagon’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop the XS-1 space plane that would be “the first of an entirely new class of hypersonic aircraft” that would provide “short-notice, low-cost access to space”, DARPA stated.

In the meantime, Metro another British website reported that there are also rumours that the plane has the ability to land and take off vertically thanks to swiveling wingtip fans.

It is believed to be powered solely by electricity. 

The new plane could also be a version of the Phantom Swift, Boeing’s own VTOL aircraft which was originally submitted as a proposal for the competition that Aurora won, Metro reported.

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