Jane’s Defense Weekly is not a publication noted for its levity, so it’s probably true that Boeing is now experimenting with anti-gravity propulsion.
The Boeing drive to develop a collaborative relationship with the scientist in question, Dr Evgeny Podkletnov, has its own internal project name: ÎGRASPâ ÷ Gravity Research for Advanced Space Propulsion.
A GRASP briefing document obtained by JDW sets out what Boeing believes to be at stake. “If gravity modification is real,” it says, “it will alter the entire aerospace business.”
The Russian government is apparently not facilitiating contact with Podkletnov, for what should be obvious reasons. There’s more:
The GRASP paper focuses on Podkletnovâs claims that his high-power experiments, using a device called an Îimpulse gravity generatorâ, are capable of producing a beam of Îgravity-likeâ energy that can exert an instantaneous force of 1,000g on any object ÷ enough, in principle, to vaporise it, especially if the object is moving at high speed.
Podkletnov maintains that a laboratory installation in Russia has already demonstrated the 4in (10cm) wide beamâs ability to repel objects a kilometre away and that it exhibits negligible power loss at distances of up to 200km.
The possibilities of weaponization are left as an exercise for the student. However,
The paper points out that Podkletnov is strongly anti-military and will only provide assistance if the research is carried out in the Îwhite worldâ of open development.
Nat Polish dug out this scientific abstract for a paper presented earlier this month regarding superconducting antigrav .