Raytheon's enhanced Coyote UAV flies into hurricanes for NOAA - PR Newswire (press release) [feedly]

jueves, 21 de enero de 2016


PR Newswire (press release)

Raytheon's enhanced Coyote UAV flies into hurricanes for NOAA
PR Newswire (press release)
20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) is providing its enhanced Coyote® Unmanned Air System to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for hurricane tracking and modeling, giving researchers an unprecedented ...

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Northrop Grumman sees next fighter jet carrying lasers and equipped with advanced “cyber resiliency”


Northrop Grumman sees next fighter jet carrying lasers and equipped with ...
Ottawa Citizen
Northrop Grumman is still contributing to the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter but is already looking at the next generation fighter aircraft. My Defense News colleague Lara Seligman writes that Tom Vice, president of Northrop's aerospace sector, has laid out ...

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Northrop Will Fly TX Prototype This Year - DefenseNews.com [feedly]

Northrop Will Fly TX Prototype This Year
DefenseNews.com
PALMDALE, Calif. – Northrop Grumman intends to fly a prototype of the company's T-X concept early this year, in anticipation of an upcoming Air Force competition to replace the aging T-38 fleet used for advanced jet training. Northrop is working with ...

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Sikorsky tests unmanned ground vehicle with unmanned Black Hawk [feedly]

Sikorsky tests unmanned ground vehicle with unmanned Black Hawk
http://www.spacewar.com/reports/Sikorsky_tests_unmanned_ground_vehicle_with_unmanned_Black_Hawk_999.html

Sikorsky, a subsidiary of Lockheed Martin, partnered with Carnegie Mellon University for a joint autonomy demonstration involving an unmanned ground vehicle and an unmanned Black Hawk helicopter. During the demonstration, a UH-60MU Black Hawk was equipped with Sikorsky's Matrix Technology, and was used to transport CMU's Land Tamer autonomous unmanned ground vehicle to its mission area.

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After a year of accomplishments, Airbus focuses on further enhancements in competitiveness, efficiency and innovation [feedly]

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First A320neo delivery opens new era in commercial aviation [feedly]

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Supersonic jet developer collaborates with Spanish firm - The Boston Globe [feedly]

Supersonic jet developer collaborates with Spanish firm
The Boston Globe
A local startup on a mission to build an airplane that can travel at supersonic speeds has enlisted the help of a Spanish design and manufacturing firm. Spike Aerospace Inc. of Boston said Aernnova Aerospace SA will join a collaboration of firms ...

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France to Receive Armed UAV System Via U.S. Air Force Contract - Product Design & Development [feedly]


France to Receive Armed UAV System Via U.S. Air Force Contract
Product Design & Development
Typically developed for the U.S. Air Force, the MQ-9 Reaper is an armed, multi-mission UAV mostly used to destroy dynamic execution targets. According to the U.S. Air Force, the Reaper can also provide "intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, close ...

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Raytheon's enhanced Coyote UAV flies into hurricanes for NOAA - PR Newswire (press release) [feedly]

PR Newswire (press release)
Raytheon's enhanced Coyote UAV flies into hurricanes for NOAA
PR Newswire (press release)
Raytheon's enhanced Coyote UAV flies into hurricanes for NOAA Small, unmanned vehicles will track data and keep researchers out of harm's way. Google+. Share with LinkedIn. Raytheon Company is providing its enhanced Coyote(R) Unmanned Air ...

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Lockheed Martin Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2015 Earnings Results Conference Call Webcast [feedly]

Lockheed Martin Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2015  Earnings Results Conference Call Webcast
http://www.lockheedmartin.com/us/news/press-releases/2016/january/011916-lm-q4-fy2015-earnings-call.html

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China Engine Maker To Have Military, Civil Units [feedly]

A new Chinese state company expected to be announced late this month is likely to be divided into civil aviation, defense aviation and surface-power divisions, incorporating Avic propulsion subsidiary Avic Engine and other government gas-turbine enterprises.

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Japan Ready For Next Fighter Engine Core [feedly]

A full demonstrator engine for the F-3 is due to run in 2018, when the Japanese government should decide whether to go ahead with the indigenous fighter.

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Reviving F-22 Raptor production a ‘non-starter’ [feedly]

Reviving F-22 Raptor production a 'non-starter'
http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/reviving-f-22-raptor-production-a-non-starter-421019/

The secretary of the air force has become the latest official to douse hopes of restarting Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor production, which was capped at 187 aircraft and closed in 2011.

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Bell preparing to affix V-280 wing as ‘Valor’ takes shape [feedly]

Bell preparing to affix V-280 wing as 'Valor' takes shape
http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/bell-preparing-to-affix-v-280-wing-as-valor-takes-421045/

 Bell Helicopter begins 2016 with final assembly of its V-280 next-generation tiltrotor 23% complete and on target for first flight in September 2017, with the next major milestones being mating of the wing and fuselage in April.

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Gen Dyn gets $75.3M to Design 30mm Cannon | F-35A to Begin Laser-Guided Bomb Tests | Saudi Arabia Considering Big Spend with Russia [feedly]

Gen Dyn gets $75.3M to Design 30mm Cannon | F-35A to Begin Laser-Guided Bomb Tests | Saudi Arabia Considering Big Spend with Russia
http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/gen-dyn-gets-75-3m-to-design-30mm-cannon-f-35a-to-begin-laser-guided-bomb-tests-saudi-arabia-considering-big-spend-with-russia-032499/

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Indian Air Force's Tejas aircraft marks its first overseas flight [feedly]

Indian Air Force's Tejas aircraft marks its first overseas flight
http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsindian-air-forces-tejas-aircraft-marks-its-first-overseas-flight-4787600

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Pakistan test fires indigenously built Ra'ad cruise missile [feedly]

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Airbus Helicopters Teams With Uber For Sundance [feedly]

Airbus Helicopters Teams With Uber For Sundance
http://www.aero-news.net/index.cfm?do=main.textpost&id=5d4188be-3d9e-4238-85af-07aa106074ff



Will Offer On-Demand Helicopter Transportation At Utah Film Festival Going to the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, UT later this month? If you are, load up the Uber app just in case you need a helicopter ride.

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"Internet of Drones" could be next generation of air traffic control

Abstract
—The Internet of Drones (IoD) is a layered network control architecture designed mainly for coordinating the access of unmanned aerial vehicles to controlled airspace, and providing navigation services between locations referred to as nodes. The IoD provides generic services for various drone applications such
as package delivery, traffic surveillance, search and rescue and more. In this paper, we present a conceptual model of how such an architecture can be organized and we specify the features that an IoD system based on our architecture should implement. For doing so, we extract key concepts from three existing large scale
networks, namely the air traffic control network, the cellular network, and the Internet and explore their connections to our novel architecture for drone traffic management.

http://arxiv.org/pdf/1601.01289v1.pdf

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First high speed laser communication satellite set for launch [feedly]

Space-based laser communications are moving out of the testing phase and into orbit as the first satellite in the European DAta Relay System (EDRS), or SpaceDataHighway, prepares for launch at the end of January. Likened to having a fiber optic cable in space, the 1.8 Gigabit per second system is a joint public–private partnership between Airbus Defence and Space and ESA that will act as a relay system between ground stations, satellites, and aircraft.

.. Continue Reading First high speed laser communication satellite set for launch

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Why the plane market is unlikely to crash



http://www.economist.com/blogs/economist-explains/2016/01/economist-explains-10





TWO YEARS ago at the Dubai Air Show, things were looking rosy for planemakers. The four big Gulf carriers alone, Emirates, Etihad, FlyDubai and Qatar Airlines, bought planes worth more than $170 billion, at list prices, from Boeing and Airbus, the world's two biggest planemakers, in one day. Two years later, at the most recent Dubai show, in November 2015, things looked more worrying for them. There was only one big airline order of note, by Vietjet of Vietnam, for Airbus planes worth $3.6 billion. As a result, some investors are worried that the aviation cycle may have started to take a sharp downwards turn, and that it will hit Airbus and Boeing's future profits. Although Boeing and Airbus recently revealed record production figures, for 2015 new orders net of cancellations fell by almost half at Boeing and a third at Airbus compared with the previous year. But most analysts do not think that the demand for new planes will fall as much as in previous cycles, even if there is a global economic slowdown. Why not?  Read full article: http://www.economist.com/blogs/economist-explains/2016/01/economist-explains-10

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Airline criticized for charging job applicants $65 to interview for open positions

http://roadwarriorvoices.com/2016/01/17/airline-criticized-for-charging-job-applicants-65-to-interview-for-open-positions/

Everyone knows that it’s a good idea to take a couple of copies of your resume to an in-person job interview, but who knew you needed to show up with a handful of cash too? A new low-cost Spanish airline has been criticized after allegedly charging job candidates €60 ($65) for the opportunity to interview for its 250 available pilot and cabin crew positions. Representatives from a pilots union and from Unión Sindical Obrera (USO), a trade union, have slammed Air Europa Express for its unsavory (and possibly illegal) hiring procedures.

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