F-16 Gets A Probe

miércoles, 28 de julio de 2010

http://www.aviationweek.com/aw/blogs/defense/index.jsp?plckController=Blog&plckScript=blogScript&plckElementId=blogDest&plckBlogPage=BlogViewPost&plckPostId=Blog:27ec4a53-dcc8-42d0-bd3a-01329aef79a7Post:0d2c6b0a-ba39-4935-b506-215316c3cc6d

It's remarkable that the Lockheed Martin F-16, despite being exported worldwide for 35 years, can't be refueled except by the handful of air forces that fly boom-equipped tankers. Cobham's Sargent-Fletcher division demonstrated a modified 370 gal wing tank a few years ago that housed a retractable probe, apparently for Israel, but as far as is known it was not adopted.

Hose and drogue refueling is mandatory for India's Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft contest, however, so Lockheed Martin, Cobham and HAL have teamed up to develop the Conformal Air Refueling Tanker/System (CARTS), which adds a probe in the forward end of the right-hand overwing conformal tank.



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Presentan cabinas de visión sintética

http://www.aviaciondigitalglobal.com/noticia.asp?NotId=13847&NotDesignId=4



Se puede leer sobre este tipo de cabinas y otros avances en un libro de la NASA, que se puede encontrar justo aquí debajo...

(en dos partes)


Innovation in Flight: Research of the Nasa Langley Research Center (I)



Innovation in Flight: Research of the Nasa Langley Research Center - II

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Video del helicoptero eléctrico de Sikorsky

¿Recordáis que os presentamos el helicóptero totalmente eléctrico hace un par de días? Ahora, por fin, os podemos traer un vídeo...

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