When Apple is getting a new mobile gadget ready, they stick it in an anechoic chamber — a humungous room straight out of science fiction, where the entire external world is blocked out. The same goes for advanced aircraft.
The USAF CV-22 Osprey seen here — which weighs at least 14.5 tonnes, depending on load out — is actually hanging from the ceiling of the hangar-sized room as it undergoes electronics scanning. That’s one hell of a room. But given how often these birds crash and burn, they probably can’t be tested too many times. [USAF]