100th F-35 On Lockheed Martin’s Production Line

domingo, 3 de febrero de 2013

Assembly of the 100th Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] F-35 Lightning II is well underway at the F-35 production facility here. F-35 technicians are in the final phase of building the wings that will be installed on the 100th aircraft known as AF-41. AF-41, a conventional takeoff and landing (CTOL) variant, is one of 88 F-35s in various stages of completion on Lockheed Martin production lines Fort Worth and Marietta, Ga., and supplier locations across the world. The jet will be delivered to the U.S. Air Force and is slated for pilot training at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.

Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs about 120,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration, and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products, and services. The Corporation’s net sales for 2012 were $47.2 billion.

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First-ever dual in-flight refueling of a pair of F-35C fighters

First-ever dual in-flight refueling of a pair of F-35C fighters:
Two F-35C carrier variant fighters refuel from a single KC-130
For the first time, a pair of F-35C Joint Strike Fighters have simultaneously refueled from a KC-130 tanker aircraft. The aircraft's afterburners burn an enormous amount of fuel, so an important part of most missions will be refueling before or after combat, or both. This is why the successful dual refueling is an important benchmark for the JSF family.
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DARPA's Phoenix Would Harvest Dead Satellites

DARPA's Phoenix Would Harvest Dead Satellites:
NASA launches its TDRS-K tracking and data-relay satellite successfully on a Atlas V booster on Jan. 30. Then, on Feb. 1, launch of the Intelsat-27 commercial communications satellite on a Sea Launch booster fails.
TDRS-K cost NASA $350 million and its Atlas V launch another $200 million or so. Intelsat-27 and its launch would have cost less, but its failure still illustrates the high costs and risks in launching space hardware.
So DARPA is looking to dramatically reduce the cost, and risk, of launching communications satellites into geosynchronous orbit by instead removing and reusing antennas from retired spacecraft in graveyard orbit.

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El sistema chino de navegación Beidou, potencial aliado del ruso GLONASS

El sistema chino de navegación Beidou, potencial aliado del ruso GLONASS:

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España y la India firman un programa de cooperación para financiar la I+D+i

España y la India firman un programa de cooperación para financiar la I+D+i:


El nuevo acuerdo firmado por el Centro para el Desarrollo Tecnológico Industrial (CDTI) y el Departamento de Ciencia y Tecnología del Gobierno indio establece una serie de áreas prioritarias para la colaboración mutua, entre otros, el ámbito aeroespacial. Además, reconoce la importancia de lograr un mayor equilibrio entre investigación básica y aplicada y remarca la necesidad de mejorar la interacción entre el ámbito público y privado.

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Las aerolíneas deben atender a los pasajeros de vuelos cancelados aun en casos extremos

Las aerolíneas deben atender a los pasajeros de vuelos cancelados aun en casos extremos:
Bruselas.- El transportista aéreo debe prestar asistencia a los pasajeros cuyo vuelo haya sido cancelado por circunstancias extraordinarias como el cierre del espacio aéreo a raíz de la erupción del volcán Eyjafjallajökull, según sentencia el Tribunal de Justicia de la Unión Europea (TUE).

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Photos: Iran unveils new indigenous stealth fighter “Qaher 313″.

http://theaviationist.com/2013/02/02/iran-new-stealth-fighter

(That cokcpit looks like a fake!)

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Video: Iran unveils Qaher F313 indigenous fighter jet

http://youtu.be/ok2aMgfBdCs

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