H211 LLC, the company that operates jets owned by Google cofounders Sergey Brin, Larry Page and Google (GOOG) CEO Eric Schmidt has registered a new aeroplane at NASA’s Moffett Field near Google’s Mountain View headquarters: a Dornier Alpha Jet.
It’s a fighter jet built by Germany’s Dornier and France’s Dassault-Breguet — “a highly-advanced tactical trainer with close-support capabilities” according to MilitaryFactory.com’s dictionary.
Before venturing into war machines, the top Googlers were known to own a Boeing 767, a Boeing 757 and two Gulfstream Vs.
A Google spokesperson told the New York Times the fighter is outfitted with scientific instruments for NASA missions: “Because of the type of aircraft we are talking about, NASA now has the ability to do even more than they could before,” said a Google rep.
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