The Department of Defense (DOD) is looking for a new heavy lift cargo plane to replace its ageing fleet of Lockheed C-5 Galaxies and Boeing C-17 Globemasters.
But rather than just settle for small improvements over the current designs, the Pentagon wants massive improvements in all areas of the aircraft. Its teamed up with NASA and Lockheed Martin to develop a truly revolutionary plane that looks like something our of a movie yet is based on current technologies that are easy to produce.
The innovative design, which has been thoroughly wind tunnel tested, this week received funding from NASA and the DOD to build a prototype, meaning at least one of these wild looking, state of the art planes will be constructed. Check out these awesome pictures and details about this futuristic flying machine!