Posted on 01/03/2015 by IED
Radio communications with the BLOODHOUND Supersonic Car will be critical to the team's success in setting a 1,000mph (1,609km/h) World Land Speed Record.
To that end, an L39 jet aircraft flew multiple passed down BLOODHOUND's specially prepared South African desert track, synchronised with the new All-Wheel-Drive (AWD) Jaguar F-TYPE R Coupé driven by project director Richard Noble and a Jaguar XF saloon, at closing speeds of up to 650mph (1,046km/h). You can watch the footage at: http://tinyurl.com/koykotx
The cars carried the same equipment that will stream data, voice and imagery live from the BLOODHOUND Supersonic Car during test runs and record attempts in September this year and again in 2016. The activity confirmed that the project's entire radio infrastructure is now in place, ready for September and the beginning of BLOODHOUND's high-speed campaign.