Can crop-dusting pilots see a drone to avoid hitting it? We checked...

sábado, 31 de diciembre de 2016

Can crop-dusting pilots see a drone to avoid hitting it? We checked...
A MUST-SEE if you fly drones or hire someone to use drones on your property. You could save a life.
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U.S. Air Force Launches $16 Billion T-X Competition

viernes, 30 de diciembre de 2016

The U.S. Air Force has launched its highly-anticipated T-X next-generation trainer competition, issuing a request for proposals on Dec. 30 that will likely be answered by five or six industry team already vying for the $16.3 billion contract opportunity.

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The aerial tankers that helped shrink the globe

Aerial refuelling has been enthusiastically embraced by air forces around the world since the 1950s. Will we now see airliners refuelled the same way? When I spent time on alert when the Cold War was on, I had to spend a week underground in a bunker," says Chris Hoctor, former crew member of a Un...

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Trump's newest adviser wants to mine the moon

The addition of Charles Miller to the NASA "landing party" bodes well for private space companies Every time America gets a new president, NASA undergoes an upheaval. The agency gets new leadership, and sometimes major programs get cut. Donald Trump's plans for NASA are still largely up-in-the-ai...

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How the hoverboard went from fiction to fact

Marty McFly's wheeless ride from Back to the Future II is with us in real life. How does it work? And what does it mean for future transport? It was the must-have gift you had no hope of finding under the tree on Christmas morning – mostly because it didn't exist. The hoverboard may have only bee...

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You can't replace the F-35 with an F-18 any more than you can replace an aircraft carrier with a cruise ship

An F-18 cannot do everything an F-35 can do, unless stealth doesn't matter. Stealth planes are complex machines. The science of stealth is really two sciences carefully put together: materials and shape, forming an outer casing of an airplane that hides the sensitive guts inside from hostile RADA...

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These brothers built a mine-sweeping drone

To clear land mines without casualties Brothers Massoud and Mahmud Hassani grew up in Kabul, Afghanistan, knowing that one wrong step could end their lives. "When we walked to school, we had a special path to follow—otherwise we would end up in a minefield," Massoud says. Mines are cheap to manuf...

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How the government is making way for self-driving cars

Outgoing Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx on our robotic future Driverless cars are moving fast. Google and Lyft flash us their self-driving-car schemes, and Uber has already put robo-cabs to work in Pittsburgh. But if autonomous cars are going to chauffeur us, we need to regulate them. D...

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The ‘Super’ Plane That Could Replace the F-35 Stealth Fighter [feedly]



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The 'Super' Plane That Could Replace the F-35 Stealth Fighter
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Could the F/A-18 Super Hornet be a real alternative?

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Last December a U.S. Air Force B-52 tested the AGM-86B nuclear-capable air-launched cruise missile over Utah [feedly]



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Last December a U.S. Air Force B-52 tested the AGM-86B nuclear-capable air-launched cruise missile over Utah
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The AGM-86B nuclear-capable air-launched cruise missile was tested by the Air Force Global Strike Command's 2nd Bomb Wing and Air Combat Command's 49th Test and Evaluation Squadron recently. The U.S. Air Force tested the ability of its strategic bomber force to configure, load, fly and deliver an unarmed version of the AGM-86B nuclear-capable air-launched cruise […] 



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FAA Approves North Dakota Drone Test Site For BVLOS Testing [feedly]



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First In The Nation To Be Authorized For Flights Beyond Visual Line Of Site The FAA has granted a certificate of authorization to the Northern Plains UAS Test Site to begin flight testing beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS). 




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Drone air traffic control system being developed in Singapore [feedly]


Drone air traffic control system being developed in Singapore
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The skies of the near future will be increasingly packed with drones, surveying, snapping photos and delivering basically everything. A network with that many moving parts needs some structure, so Nanyang Technological University (NTU) is developing an air traffic control system for drones in Singaporean airspace, exploring ideas like geofencing, designated flight lanes and ground stations that track all airborne UAVs.

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Russia deploys Sukhoi Su-34 strike fighters to Far East region - UPI.com

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Russia deploys Sukhoi Su-34 strike fighters to Far East region
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30 (UPI) -- The Russian military has deployed Sukhoi Su-34 strike fighters to its Far East airbase closest to the Korean peninsula. Col. Alexander Gordeyev of the Eastern Military District said Friday, "Several new Su-34 fighter bombers have flown over ...

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Antonov Airlines appoints UK sales team - Air Cargo News


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Antonov Airlines appoints UK sales team
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Antonov Airlines – operator of the Antonov AN-124, AN-225 and AN-22 aircraft – has appointed Dreamlifts Limited as its general sales agent, replacing Ruslan International. Based at Antonov's new offices in Stansted Airport's Diamond Hangar, Dreamlifts' ...

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Feds Approve Beyond Line of Sight Flights for Drone at Grand Forks Test Site - AviationPros.com


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Feds Approve Beyond Line of Sight Flights for Drone at Grand Forks Test Site
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The permission, known as a certificate of authorization, allows test site staff to fly unmanned aircraft systems, also called drones, without the use of a chase plane. Chase planes are piloted aircraft that follow drones during flight to maintain a ...
Northern Plains Secure COA for First in the Nation Beyond-Line-of-Sight OperabilitysUAS News
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Facing a pilot shortage, could Alaska become a proving ground for pilotless aircraft? - Alaska Dispatch News


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Facing a pilot shortage, could Alaska become a proving ground for pilotless aircraft?
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The University of Alaska Fairbanks' Geophysical Institute's Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration, one of six federal drone research centers, is testing aircraft in frigid conditions and flying unmanned craft hundreds of miles over Arctic ...


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Turkish Light Utility Helicopter Emerges As T-625

Turkish Aerospace Industries will market its indigenous clean-sheet twin-engine utility helicopter under the designation T-625, company officials have confirmed.

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Could the U.S. Air Force’s T-X Eventually Turn Into a New Light Fighter? [feedly]

jueves, 29 de diciembre de 2016



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The ‘Snatch Method’ Was One Crazy Way to Make a Glider Fly

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US Navy Going Nuclear $303M Contract Bechtel | Israelis Sell Retired F-16A/B Fleet | LM Gets Contract Mod Provide PAC-3 Missiles Qatar

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Leonardo-Finmeccanica Acquires Unmanned Helicopter Manufacturer [feedly]

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Leonardo-Finmeccanica Acquires Unmanned Helicopter Manufacturer
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Sistemi Dinamici Acquisition Expected To Make The Company Stronger In Unmanned Systems Leonardo-Finmeccanica has acquired the full control of Sistemi Dinamici S.p.A from IDS S.p.A. The control of the company, which involved the remaining 60 percent of shares, is aimed at further strengthening the commitment of Leonardo in unmanned products thanks to the acquisition of the new unmanned lightweight helicopter SD-150 Hero program.
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Moon and Mars in China's five-year space plan [feedly]


Moon and Mars in China's five-year space plan
// Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine



Mars and the far side of the Moon are on the itinerary for China's National Space Administration (CNSA), according to a new white paper released this week. The document, from the State Council Information Office, recaps the country's space-faring achievements over the past five years, and outlines its goals for the next five.

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DARPA's ALIAS aircraft automation program spreads its wings [feedly]

The age of widespread autonomous flight came another step closer as DARPA announced its Aircrew Labor In-Cockpit Automation System (ALIAS) has completed Phase 2 of its development program. The drop-in, removable kit designed to convert conventional aircraft into advanced automated vehicles requiring fewer crew was installed in two different Cessna 208 Caravan fixed-wing aircraft, a Diamond DA-42 fixed-wing aircraft, and a Sikorsky S-76 helicopter.

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DARPA's ALIAS aircraft automation program spreads its wings - New Atlas

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DARPA's ALIAS aircraft automation program spreads its wings
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"In Phase 2, we exceeded our original program objectives with two performers, Sikorsky and Aurora Flight Sciences, each of which conducted flight tests on two different aircraft," says Scott Wierzbanowski, DARPA program manager. "In Phase 3, we plan to ...


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China to improve space debris database, spacecraft protection

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L'ukrainien Antonov veut réussir sa renaissance en 2017 - Les Échos

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L'ukrainien Antonov veut réussir sa renaissance en 2017
Les Échos
Après une année 2016 en mode survie, 2017 s'annonce décisive pour Antonov. L'avionneur ukrainien va devoir démontrer sa capacité à démarrer une nouvelle vie, après avoir rompu les derniers liens qui l'unissait à l'industrie aéronautique russe depuis sa ...


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Russia's Sukhoi Says Superjet Defects Will Be Repaired by End of January... - Voice of America




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Sukhoi: les avions SSJ-100 reprennent leurs vols après des tests réussis

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Airbus, Aerion ready for future ACJ350 and supersonic AS2 debuts

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Three airlines reveal their most stolen onboard items

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Emirates Deferral Forces Airbus To Cut A380 Output Again


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Emirates' decision to defer Airbus A380 deliveries for the first time will significantly worsen an already worrisome climate for the aircraft program.

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Comac Begins Taxi Tests On C919, First Flight In 2017 Expected




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Traffic management solutions for drones in Singapore's airspace - Phys.Org

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Traffic management solutions for drones in Singapore's airspace
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"At NTU, we have already demonstrated viable technologies such as UAV convoys, formation flying and logistics, which will soon become mainstream," explained Prof Low. "This new traffic management project will test some of the new concepts developed ...
NTU studying ways to allow drones to fly safely in SingaporeChannel NewsAsia
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Pyongyang may be developing UAV for 'dirty bomb' attack, says report - IHS Jane's 360

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Pyongyang may be developing UAV for 'dirty bomb' attack, says report
IHS Jane's 360
A South Korea-based think tank claims that North Korea is developing a large unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) capable of carrying explosive devices and spreading radioactive materials over a wider area, Yonhap news agency reported on 27 December.

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Amazon seeks patent for system that links up drones to create a borg for deliveries ... - GeekWire

http://www.geekwire.com/2016/amazon-patent-collective-uav-borg-drones/


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Amazon seeks patent for system that links up drones to create a ...
GeekWire
"By aerially navigating as a collective UAV, the coupled UAVs can share resources … be more efficient, be more visible, generate larger radar or object detection, be more detectable by ground-based radar or air traffic control … thereby improving ...
Amazon has a plan to defend drones from hackers and bow-and ...Quartz
Amazon Patents Flying Warehouse To Stock Delivery Drones In Mid ...Consumerist
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Did Trump and Putin Resume the Cold War? [feedly]

lunes, 26 de diciembre de 2016



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Did Trump and Putin Resume the Cold War?
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Trump pledges to make America's nuclear weapons great again after Putin promised a strong strategic force for Russia.

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Trump Meets With Boeing, Lockheed CEOs, DOD Brass [feedly]



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Trump Meets With Boeing, Lockheed CEOs, DOD Brass
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President-elect Donald Trump met with the CEOs of top aerospace firms Boeing and Lockheed Martin as well as a group of top Pentagon brass on Wednesday as part of his apparent campaign to trim the fat from military weapons programs.

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The U.S. Navy’s Next Hawkeye Plane Can Detect Stealth Fighters [feedly]



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The U.S. Navy's Next Hawkeye Plane Can Detect Stealth Fighters
// War Is Boring - Medium



Specifically, the next generation of Russian and Chinese fighters

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The F-35 Stealth Fighter May Never Be Ready for Combat [feedly]



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The F-35 Stealth Fighter May Never Be Ready for Combat
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Testing report contradicts the U.S. Air Force's rosy pronouncements

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Piloting Drones Is the Worst Job in the Military [feedly]



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Piloting Drones Is the Worst Job in the Military
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The Pentagon cut corners to find pilots and instructors

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The Pentagon cut corners to find pilots and instructors

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Airbus Defense And Space Bids Bon Voyage To MetOp-C [feedly]




Airbus Defense And Space Bids Bon Voyage To MetOp-C
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Sends Payload Module Of Europe's Next Weather Satellite On Its First (Terrestrial) Journey Airbus Defense and Space has shipped the payload module of Europe's next weather satellite, MetOp-C, to ESA/ESTEC ... the incubator of the European space effort. The incubator is where most ESA projects are born and where they are guided through the various phases of development.
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Antonov Rolls Out AN-132D Military Transport [feedly]



Antonov Rolls Out AN-132D Military Transport
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Projects Nearly 300 Aircraft In Service By 2035 A new multipurpose military transport aircraft was unveiled recently by Antonov, a subsidiary of Ukraine's state-owned Ukroboronprom in a ceremony attended by high-ranking government officials including Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko.
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First production-configuration Textron Scorpion takes to the skies [feedly]



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First production-configuration Scorpion takes to the skies
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The first production conforming version of the Textron AirLand Scorpion light reconnaissance/strike/training aircraft has made a successful maiden flight at McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita, Kansas. Experimental test pilots Don Parker and Dave Sitz carried out a series of tests on the multi-mission, twin-seater, twin-engine jet during the one hour and 42 minute flight to verify the avionics and flight performance of the aircraft as well as other flight systems.


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Drones steer wandering elephants away from danger [feedly]

Drones are already playing a role in the conservation of Africa's wildlife, with a number of trials underway exploring how the aircraft can be used as surveillance tools to catch and deter poachers. But a new study suggests that drones can help save elephants not by scaring away would-be hunters, but by scaring away the elephants themselves.

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Drones steer wandering elephants away from danger
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Drones are already playing a role in the conservation of Africa's wildlife, with a number of trials underway exploring how the aircraft can be used as surveillance tools to catch and deter poachers. But a new study suggests that drones can help save elephants not by scaring away would-be hunters, but by scaring away the elephants themselves.

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Boeing Delivers 500th 787 Dreamliner

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Antonov Airlines Appoints UK Sales Team - American Journal of Transportation

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Antonov Airlines Appoints UK Sales Team
American Journal of Transportation
Following the end of Ruslan International's presence in the outsize cargo charter market on 21 December, 2016, Antonov Airlines has appointed an experienced team of UK sales professionals to lead the global sales activities for its fleet of AN-124-100s

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Airbus, Antonov in Race for $826 million Indian Deal for ... - Sputnik International

https://sputniknews.com/asia/201612231048942017-airbus-antonov-deal-india/


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Airbus, Antonov in Race for $826 million Indian Deal for ...
Sputnik International
European major Airbus is the frontrunner for supplying aircraft to coastguard with its C-295 while Antonov of Ukrainian firm has also presented its An-148-300MP based on the An-32 platform for the deal. The Indian Coast Guard requires six aircraft for ...

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Germany eyes future spending of 1 bln euros on new MRTT tanker fleet ... - Reuters

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Germany eyes future spending of 1 bln euros on new tanker fleet ...
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The German military could spendup to 1 billion euros in coming years for use of new Airbus A330 MRTT tanker planes to be bought as part of a newEuropean ...

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COMAC C919 : le LEAP-1C certifié par l'EASA et la FAA - Air Info

http://airinfo.org/2016/12/22/comac-c919-le-leap-1c-certifie-par-easa-faa/




COMAC C919 : le LEAP-1C certifié par l'EASA et la FAA
Air Info
Le moteur LEAP-1C de CFM International, destiné au C919 de l'avionneur chinois COMAC, a obtenu le 21 décembre la certification conjointe de l'EASA et la FAA. Cette certification des agences européenne et américaine intervient alors que le C919 doit ...
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3D printed jet engine certified for use, GE Concept Laser deal update - 3D Printing Industry

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3D printed jet engine certified for use, GE Concept Laser deal update
3D Printing Industry
The engine is the powerplant for the Comac (Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China) C919 single-aisle jetliner. FAA sign Type Certificate for CFM LEAP-1C. Photo via Twitter / CFM. 3D printing and other advanced manufacturing techniques were used to ...


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US Army Orders Northrop Grumman to Develop Systems to Combat Drones - Sputnik International

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FAA expected to approve BVLOS flights at ND UAS test site

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Boeing Wins Work On Laser Pod For Fighters

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UK government launches UAV issue consultation period - Flightglobal

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UK government launches UAV issue consultation period
Flightglobal
The government is calling for evidence and responses to its proposals based on three themes: reflecting a first review of policy and regulation to assess its effectiveness in stimulating UAV innovation; ensuring safety and operation within the law; and ...

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Hydrogen Engine Technology for T-20 UAV - i-HLS - Israel Homeland Security

http://i-hls.com/2016/12/hydrogen-engine-technology-t-20-uav/

Hydrogen Engine Technology for T-20 UAV
i-HLS - Israel Homeland Security
The Hydrogen Engine Center (HEC-TINA) and Arcturus UAV have announced a joint partnership to develop a hydrogen-fueled internal combustion engine capable of supporting the T-20 family of unmanned aircraft. The development is supposed to aid ...

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Russian Tu-154 military plane crashes in Black Sea, killing 92 - BBC News

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CFM certificates C919 engine ahead of first flight

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New report shows we are moving closer to beyond line of sight UAS operations

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Military UAS Makers Eye Commercial Markets As Civil Roles Widen

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NASA Aircraft Electric Propulsion Tests At NEAT Location


Unique NASA facility will expand understanding of electric propulsion
NASA's unique facility is the first designed to test high-power, flight-weight electric propulsion systems for future single-aisle airliners at full scale, on the ground, before moving to flight testing.

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Naval Research Laboratory completes hydrogen powered UAV flight

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Military Embedded Systems
WASHINGTON. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) researchers completed the first flight of the Ion Tiger unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) with a new built in-house hydrogen-powered fuel cell. The NRL chemistry and tactical electronic warfare divisions built ...

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Amazon gets US patent for 'countermeasures' to protect drone delivery - CNBC

http://www.cnbc.com/2016/12/21/amazon-gets-us-patent-for-countermeasures-to-protect-drone-delivery.html



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Amazon gets US patent for 'countermeasures' to protect drone delivery
CNBC
"Disagreement between data generated by the first UAV with external data from the second UAV may result in the determination that the first UAV is compromised," the filing explains. Moreover, the filing reveals that communications links on the mesh ...

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Northrop Grumman: Facing Challenges On Several Fronts - Seeking Alpha [feedly]

miércoles, 21 de diciembre de 2016



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Northrop Grumman: Facing Challenges On Several Fronts
Seeking Alpha
Northrop Grumman is looking to reduce the scale of stock buybacks due to dwindling cash reserves and high long-term debt. It is running behind schedule and over budget in its "AOC 10.2" project which will hurt its profit margin. The stock can see ...
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Did China's first stealth fighter unit just go operational?

J-20s hit the air. China is officially the second nation in the world (U.S. was the first) to have an operational fifth-generation fighter unit. The country's first J-20 stealth fighter unit is now operational in the 176th Brigade, a unit in the China Flight Test Establishment (CFTE). The public ...

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Chapecoense plane crash: Bolivia blames pilot and airline

A Bolivian investigation into a plane crash that killed 71 people last month, including dozens of Brazilian football players, has concluded that the pilot and the airline were directly responsible, an official says. The plane, operated by Bolivian airline LaMia, plunged into a mountainside near t...

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US Navy explores counter-UAS capabilities - IHS Jane's 360 [feedly]



US Navy explores counter-UAS capabilities
IHS Jane's 360
Officials at the Naval Surface Warfare Centre in Dahlgren, Virginia, want to explore "mature, field-ready" counter-small unmanned air system (C-sUAS) capabilities that could protect navy and coastguard assets in the continental United States (CONUS)".

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Intel acquires ESA incubator drone company [feedly]

There are thousands of drone companies out there, but Intel has chosen to acquire Mavinci, a start-up from one of ESA's business incubators in Germany that has developed an easy-to-use system for land surveillance. "They focus on precision payloads for construction and inspections," noted Anil Nanduri, heading Intel's drone business. "They have best-in-class mission planning software



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Boeing Statement on Aerosucre Accident [feedly]

Boeing Statement on Aerosucre Accident
http://boeing.mediaroom.com/news-releases-statements?item=129826

Boeing is saddened to hear of the accident involving an Aerosucre Colombia 727-200 cargo airplane near Puerto Carreno, Colombia. We extend our deepest condolences to the families of those who perished, as well as our best wishes for the recovery of those injured. Boeing stands ready to provide technical assistance under the direction of government investigating authorities.

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Embraer calls for industry limits on aircraft development funding - Reuters [feedly]

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Embraer calls for industry limits on aircraft development funding
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Embraer Chief Executive Paulo Cesar Silva said the aviation industry's standards for export financing by state banks had worked well to promote fair competition between Embraer, Bombardier and larger peers Boeing (BA.N) and Airbus (AIR.PA).
Bombardier says Brazil trade complaint ironic given support to ...Times Colonist
Embraer Supports Brazil's WTO Challenge To CanadaAirwise
Embraer Welcomes Brazil's Decision to Challenge Canada at the ...AviationPros.com
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Mid-Thrust Engines Could Power B-52 Bomber Beyond 2060 [feedly]

Mid-Thrust Engines Could Power B-52 Bomber Beyond 2060
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Wanfeng Aviation Acquires Majority Interest In Diamond Aircraft [feedly]

Canadian-based Wanfeng Aviation has acquired a 60% interest in Diamond Aircraft Industries.

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Aerosucre 727 freighter crashes in Colombia [feedly]

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​China's AC352 helicopter conducts maiden flight [feedly]

The Avicopter AC352 7t multi-role helicopter has conducted its first flight in Harbin.
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​Loose bracket caused F-35B fire [feedly]

martes, 20 de diciembre de 2016

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/loose-bracket-caused-f-35b-fire-432608/

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​Loose bracket caused F-35B fire
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A fire aboard a US Marine Corps F-35B was traced back to a loose bracket designed to hold together electrical wires in the aircraft s weapons bay, F-35 programme executive officer Lt Gen Chris Bogdan says.
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Raytheon to produce new mission computers for USAF's F-16 fighter aircraft [feedly]


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Raytheon to produce new mission computers for USAF's F-16 fighter aircraft
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Raytheon has been selected to produce new mission computers for the US Air Force's (USAF) F-16 fighter aircraft fleet.
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ESA Mars orbiter prepares for atmosphere plunge [feedly]


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ESA Mars orbiter prepares for atmosphere plunge
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While many people are taking it easy for the holiday season, ESA is gearing up for a very busy New Year. On January 19, the space agency will begin an unprecedented and complicated year-long maneuver to radically alter the orbit of the ExoMars 2016 Trace Gas Orbiter around Mars using the Red Planet's atmosphere as a giant brake.

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Tags: MarsExomarsOrbitESA Related Articles: ExoMars sharpens its scientific tools ExoMars uses new navigation technique to tack for the Red Planet Contact lost with Schiaparelli lander as ExoMars 2016 arrives at the Red Planet Images suggest Schiaparelli Mars lander exploded on impact New Mars orbiter provides tantalizing close-up of the Red Planet ExoMars set for Mars rendezvous after communications failure
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Heavy-lift drone could carry a person [feedly]

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Heavy-lift drone could carry a person
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When it comes to industrial copter-type drones, it's easy to think that there are just two varieties: little ones that carry Amazon-type small packages, and full-sized unmanned helicopters. Griff Aviation, however, recently announced an aircraft that sits somewhere between the two. The Norwegian company's Griff 300 weighs 75 kg (165 lb) on its own, and can reportedly lift a payload of up to 225 kg (496 lb).

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Tags: UAVDelivery drones Related Articles: Grasping drone brings new meaning to "armed aircraft" Government gives green light to French drone delivery service UPS seeks out Roomba-maker to help put delivery drones in the sky Rwanda's blood-delivering drones to service 20 hospitals this summer 7-Eleven deploys donut delivery drone Peer-to-peer Pegasus drone allows pilots to take deliveries into their own hands
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Embraer CEO: Political uncertainty not good for investors, passengers - ATWOnline

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Embraer CEO: Political uncertainty not good for investors, passengers
ATWOnline
​Global political and economic uncertainties are creating a difficult environment for those in the air transport business and their customers, the head of Embraer believes. Embraer CEO Paulo Cesar Silva told ATW editors last week that while President ...

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UNIAN: Antonov presents new An-132 transport aircraft - Kyiv Post

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UNIAN: Antonov presents new An-132 transport aircraft
Kyiv Post
Ukraine's state-owned enterprise Antonov, the only Ukrainian designer and manufacturer of cargo and passenger planes, on Dec. 20 presented the first prototype of a new An-132 transport aircraft. Ukraine's top officials – President Petro Poroshenko and ...
Antonov State Enterprise finishes building An-132D multipurpose ...Interfax
Poroshenko hopes for further development of economic cooperation ...Ukrinform News

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EASA to order seal checks on Trent 1000s

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Antonov rolls out An-132 demonstrator

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Boeing announces 2017 job cuts

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Will Biofuels Finally Take Off In 2017?

The much-anticipated commercialization of bio-based jet fuel is gathering momentum.

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NASA Sees Positive Results From Boundary Layer Fan Test

http://aviationweek.com/propulsion/nasa-sees-positive-results-boundary-layer-fan-test

Fan tests pave way for follow-on evaluations aimed at D8 and aft-propulsor configurations
Test results mark an early step on the path to a new generation of highly efficient airliners designed to take advantage of boundary layer ingestion.

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Swarm UAV Capabilities will Enhance Ground Units Effectiveness - i-HLS - Israel Homeland Security

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Swarm UAV Capabilities will Enhance Ground Units Effectiveness
i-HLS - Israel Homeland Security
Unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) and unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) have long proven beneficial in such difficult areas, but their value to ground troops could be vastly amplified if troops could control scores or even hundreds of these robotic units ...

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