Wired Magazine has obtained the photos of China’s new secret pay plane, the Y20. The images were captured from the GeoEye 1 on January 1 and gives us a more detailed look into the design of the plane; the design reveals similarities with US planes. As wired.com reports:
The new imagery is sharper, more detailed and shot from a higher angle than the grainy first photos of the Y-20 that appeared on Chinese internet forums in late December, providing a much more reliable basis for assessing the transport’s layout. Apparently slightly smaller than the U.S. Air Force’s workhorse C-17, the Y-20 sports the same wide swept wing and T-shaped tail as the Boeing-made C-17, blueprints of which China obtained several years ago through a spy working for the Chicago-based plane manufacturer.
Read the rest of the article and see all pictures at Wired
Lets start the new year off on a happy note; we have a whole new year to deal with the coming gloom and doom that comes with the territory of current affairs and the even smaller subdivision of politics. So, today we will get a chuckle out of a private citizen messing with the French police flying his own personal drone. As much as people scream about the intrusion into our lives with surveillance (especially now that drones seem tobe used more and more domestically) lets not forget the counter-impact video cameras, and later camera phones, had on the surveillance state and their actors. I can only imagine that private drones will also do the same. And it will be entertaining to watch that specific field progress. Enjoy! And think about getting youre own personal drone if you are serious about fighting back against the state.