02 Oct '12, 1pm

British Army’s REME to help construct supersonic car, Bloodhound, for land speed record attempt. h ...

The British Army's Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) will join forces with the Bloodhound SuperSonic Car Project in a bid to smash the current land speed record, the MOD has announced. Bloodhound is the ground-breaking UK project which aims to design and build a car capable of reaching 1,000mph (1,600km/h), eclipsing the current British land speed record of 763mph (1,228km/h) set by the Thrust SuperSonic Car in 1997. The announcement follows the signing of an agreement between the MOD and the Bloodhound Project by Defence Minister Philip Dunne and Bloodhound Director Richard Noble, which outlines their commitment to work together to achieve common goals, which includes promoting science, technology, engineering and mathematics in the UK and raising the profile of science and technology in Defence. Record attempts Bloodhound incorporates many advanced technol...

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