December 2004
Engineer (00137758);12/10/2004, Vol. 293 Issue 7665, p7
This article presents information related to developments in the high technology industries. Safety at level crossings was once again called into question this week when a train hit a van at a farm in Lincolnshire, killing two people. The van was hit by a Central Trains diesel at an unmanned farm crossing at Helpringham Fen near Slesford. The U.S. military's HyFly hypersonic engine has successfully completed simulated flight tests at Mach 6.5. The joint DARPA and Office of Naval Research project aims to build a missile with a maximum sustainable cruise speed in excess of Mach 6. At this speed it would be able to reach a target BOO miles away in less than 10 minutes.


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