One of the most awesome displays of human ingenuity and proof of the abundance which capitalism provides was the Boeing Company in designing, creating, testing, and proving their concept of their new Phantom Ray UAV. Quite impressive indeed, and it was paid for completely by The Boeing Company. Not often does a company go out of its way to do what must be done, calculating the future, and seizing the day. The Boeing Company did just that with their introduction of the Phantom Ray.
Why do I feel this is so important? Well, I've been watching the modern battlespace grow up and I too see the future. Sikorsky is also blazing the field with their newer test prototype, calling it pure research, as they display their latest Sikorsky X-2. When companies do this, they are making a statement; they are saying to the world, “we believe in our team, we believe in the American Tradition, and we believe we will be here tomorrow to be part of that proud future.”
For companies like Boeing, Sikorsky, and the others who are on the leading edge of flight, sometimes with secret R and D projects that we do not yet know about, I for one salute you. Not long ago, our Think Tank was discussing a new way to help propel scramjets through transitional periods of flight from an atmosphere, into space, and back again. We noted that the pioneers of yester-year are still with us today. And they are the same fine companies, Built to Last, as Stanford Business School professor Collins might say.
These are the companies who are not only investing in America's future, but their own as well, and we should be proud, because they are flying those dreams; “and like nothing else” as The Boeing Company's marketing explains. The Phantom Ray will change combat forever, and swarms of such robotic unmanned aircraft will protect this nation and continue to serve the free world. It is doubtful that any other nation will have companies that are willing to put their money where their mouths are, and risk hard earned cash and capital and take on such risks.
For these great American companies it should be obvious, they do not see it as a risk, they believe it is a way of doing business, and history continues to reward their endeavors over and over again. If you are wondering where I am betting my money, you have to look no further, I always bet on winners. Please consider this.