The New Inflatable Chinese Drone: Battlefield Balloons?

martes, 16 de septiembre de 2014

While Chinese industry is often accused of copy-catting and IP theft, its robotics research has often showed great originality. Case in point, at the Tianjin International UAV Exhibit, a Chinese manufacturer debuted an inflatable UAV. It is designed for low speed, low altitude roles, such as cond...

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Airbus puts defence and security electronics, satcoms units up for sale in latest restructuring move [feedly]

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Airbus puts defence and security electronics, satcoms units up for sale in latest restructuring move
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​Airbus Group has put its defence and security electronics and satellite communications services businesses up for sale in the latest stage of its long-running bid to get its ailing defence business onto a sustainable footing.
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Liquid Metal Flows Into Different Forms, T-1000-Style

A team of researchers report that they understand a property of a liquid metal that allows them to manipulate it like the T-1000 from Terminator 2 and even build "scale models" of the violent automaton. Chemists at North Carolina State University have observed that when they apply an electric cha...

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Utilizar el teléfono en pleno vuelo: Condiciones y diferencias de España con Estados Unidos

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Drone Brain Makers Want To Create The DOS Of Flying Robots | Popular Science

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Taranis – the aerodynamics challenge

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Al Jazeera dumps “Inside Story” look at 787 documentary | Leeham News and Comment

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Igor Sikorsky's VS-300 Helicopter Transformed Aviation 75 Years Ago - PR Newswire (press release) [feedly]

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Igor Sikorsky's VS-300 Helicopter Transformed Aviation 75 Years Ago - PR Newswire (press release)
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Igor Sikorsky's VS-300 Helicopter Transformed Aviation 75 Years Ago
PR Newswire (press release)
12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sikorsky Aircraft, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), this weekend will mark 75 years of modern helicopter flight that began September 14, 1939, when 50-year-old chief designer and chief test pilot Igor ...

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USAF, Lockheed discover permanent fix for F-16 longeron cracks [feedly]

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USAF, Lockheed discover permanent fix for F-16 longeron cracks
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The US Air Force (USAF) and Lockheed Martin have found a potential fix for the longeron cracks that were discovered in some of the service's F-16 fighter aircraft.
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Aerial Target QF-16 Takes to the Sky [feedly]

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Aerial Target QF-16 Takes to the Sky
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The Air Force's newest aerial target took a major step toward preparing warfighters downrange with a realistic fourth-generation replication of what they may face on the battlefield. The first unmanned QF-16 Viper struck down over the Gulf of Mexico Sept. […]

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Boeing Responds to Al Jazeera English Documentary on 787 [feedly]

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Boeing Responds to Al Jazeera English Documentary on 787
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Boeing to Explore Assisting Sky-Watch on Danish Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Development Project [feedly]

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Boeing to Explore Assisting Sky-Watch on Danish Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Development Project
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L'Irkut MC-21 fera son premier vol en avril 2016 - Air-Journal [feedly]

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L'Irkut MC-21 fera son premier vol en avril 2016
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Avec le Comac C919 chinois, le MC-21 d'une capacité de 150 à 212 places, avec une forte utilisation de matériaux composites (35 % de la structure, pour une masse totale de 15 % inférieure aux standards précédents), concurrencera les monocouloirs ...

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ACT A300's gear collapse traced to undetected fatigue [feedly]

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ACT A300's gear collapse traced to undetected fatigue
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​French investigators have determined that fatigue cracking in the undercarriage of an ACT Airlines Airbus A300B4 freighter caused the left main landing-gear to collapse after touchdown in Afghanistan.
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ANALYSIS: CSeries buoyed by long-delayed fly-by-wire upgrade [feedly]

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ANALYSIS: CSeries buoyed by long-delayed fly-by-wire upgrade
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​After sitting idle for 100 days, the CSeries fleet returned to the air with a 30min flight by FTV-2 on 7 September and another 3h test mission on 9 September.
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France to evaluate M-345 as possible Alpha Jet replacement [feedly]

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France to evaluate M-345 as possible Alpha Jet replacement
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​France appears to have begun the process of seeking a replacement for its air force's fleet of aged Dassault-Breguet/Dornier Alpha Jet trainers, with Alenia Aermacchi's M-345 in the frame.
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Airbus planea la venta cinco filiales de su negocio de defensa - Expansión.com [feedly]

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Airbus planea la venta cinco filiales de su negocio de defensa
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El grupo europeo Airbus anunció hoy su intención de ceder su negocio de comunicaciones comerciales y paraestatales, que incluyen las radiocomunicaciones móviles profesionales y los servicios comerciales vía satélite y representan una facturación de ...
Airbus Defence and Space fortalecerá las áreas de espacio ...

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Airbus establishes flight operations documentation centre in Bangkok [feedly]

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Airbus establishes flight operations documentation centre in Bangkok
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Subsidiary to produce standard manuals and customisation services


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Airbus to Open Flight Training Center in Monterrey [feedly]

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Airbus to Open Flight Training Center in Monterrey
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VivaAerobus selects Airbus as Flight Training provider


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Beluga celebrates the 20th anniversary of its first flight [feedly]

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Beluga celebrates the 20th anniversary of its first flight
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Flight hours per aircraft have since doubled and will do so again by 2017


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Airbus showcases innovations and passenger comfort at Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) 2014 Expo [feedly]

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Airbus showcases innovations and passenger comfort at Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) 2014 Expo
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• Explore the Airbus comfort standard• High-definition video A380, A350 XWB, A330 & A320 cabin...


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Now 20 years “young,” Airbus’ Beluga airlifters show no signs of slowing down [feedly]

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Now 20 years "young," Airbus' Beluga airlifters show no signs of slowing down
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Twenty years to the day since its maiden flight, the Beluga cargo aircraft continues to play an...


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Aciturri compra el 50 por ciento de la portuguesa Caetano Aeronautic - elEconomista.es [feedly]

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Aciturri compra el 50 por ciento de la portuguesa Caetano Aeronautic
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Grupo Salvador Caetano y Aciturri han alcanzado un acuerdo por el que ambas empresas tendrán una participación del 50% en la compañía Caetano Aeronautic, operación que contribuye significativamente a la generación de sinergias de mercado así ...
Aciturri compra el 50% de la lusa Caetano Aeronáutica

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Espanhola Aciturri compra 50% da portuguesa Caetano Aeronautic - Notícias ao Minuto [feedly]

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Espanhola Aciturri compra 50% da portuguesa Caetano Aeronautic
Notícias ao Minuto
A espanhola Aciturri chegou a acordo para comprar metade do capital social da portuguesa Caetano Aeronautic, numa operação que segundo as duas empresas contribuirá para a geração de sinergias de mercado e novas oportunidades de negócio.

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Embraer inauguró un Centro de Ingeniería y Tecnología en Florida

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La Fuerza Aérea Brasileña estudia nuevas opciones para disponer de aviones de transición hasta la llegada del Gripen NG

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Lockheed Martin Conducts Flight Tests Of Aircraft Laser Turret For Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency



Innovative Design Promises to Expand Laser Weapon Effectiveness on Fighter Aircraft 


SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 15, 2014 – Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT], in partnership with the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and the University of Notre Dame, has demonstrated the airworthiness of a new beam control turret being developed for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and AFRL to give 360-degree coverage for high-energy laser weapons operating on military aircraft. A research aircraft equipped with the Aero-adaptive Aero-optic Beam Control (ABC) turret conducted eight flights in Michigan.

“These initial flight tests validate the performance of our ABC turret design, which is an enabler for integrating high energy lasers on military aircraft,” said Doug Graham, vice president of advanced programs, Strategic and Missile Defense Systems, Lockheed Martin Space Systems.

The ABC turret system is designed to allow high-energy lasers to engage enemy aircraft and missiles above, below and behind the aircraft. Lockheed Martin’s flow control and optical compensation technologies counteract the effects of turbulence caused by the protrusion of a turret from an aircraft’s fuselage.

All turret components met U.S. Air Force and Federal Aviation Administration airworthiness requirements.

Subsequent flight tests over the next year will demonstrate the turret in increasingly complex operations.

Lockheed Martin has pioneered the development and demonstration of high-energy laser capabilities for more than 30 years and has made advances in areas such as precision pointing and control, line-of-sight stabilization and adaptive optics and high-power fiber lasers.

Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 113,000 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 2013 were $45.4 billion.

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