XTI Aircraft opens shareholder funding window for TriFan 600 [feedly]

martes, 26 de enero de 2016

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XTI Aircraft opens shareholder funding window for TriFan 600
// Flight Global HEADLINES

US start-up XTI Aircraft has opened a 30-day window for investors looking to secure a stake in its TriFan 600 vertical take-off and landing business aircraft.
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Full-scale production of Light Combat Aircraft Tejas to begin in 2017 [feedly]

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Full-scale production of Light Combat Aircraft Tejas to begin in 2017
// Air Force Technology News Press Releases

The Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has announced plans to commence full-scale production of Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas in 2017.
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Scientists and FAA testing a concrete way to clear snow [feedly]

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Scientists and FAA testing a concrete way to clear snow
// Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine

Anyone who's dealing with the current snowstorm in the US will know that clearing snow is hard work and futile if there's another dump. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Chris Tuan may have put an end to the need to shovel snow, however. His conductive concrete simply melts any snow that lands.

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China To Launch The World's Most Powerful Hyperspectral Satellite | Popular Science

http://www.popsci.com/china-to-launch-worlds-most-powerful-hyperspectral-satellite?src=SOC&dom=fb

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A dozen F-22 Raptors have arrived in Japan amid tensions in Northeast Asia over North Korea’s nuclear test [feedly]

A dozen F-22 Raptors have arrived in Japan amid tensions in Northeast Asia over North Korea's nuclear test
http://theaviationist.com/2016/01/22/a-dozen-f-22-raptors-have-arrived-in-japan-amid-tensions-in-northeast-asia-over-north-koreas-nuclear-test/

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GE Aviation selects Prague, Czech Republic as location for turboprop "centre of excellence" [feedly]

GE Aviation selects Prague, Czech Republic as location for turboprop "centre of excellence"
http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ge-aviation-selects-prague-czech-republic-as-locati-421022/

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New search for VTOL UAVs may resurrect Bell tiltrotor [feedly]

New search for VTOL UAVs may resurrect Bell tiltrotor
http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/new-search-for-vtol-uavs-may-resurrect-bell-tiltroto-421075/

Several years after losing interest in the Northrop Grumman MQ-8 Fire Scout, the US Army is again searching for a long-range, runway-independent UAV that can launch anywhere, anytime.

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USAF Conducts Successful AIM-9X Tests | Kuwait & Qatar Await FMS Approvals | SK’s KF-X Fighter Program Moves Ahead [feedly]

USAF Conducts Successful AIM-9X Tests | Kuwait & Qatar Await FMS Approvals | SK's KF-X Fighter Program Moves Ahead
http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/usaf-conducts-successful-aim-9x-tests-kuwait-qatar-await-fms-approvals-sks-kf-x-fighter-program-moves-ahead-032543/

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Raytheon Awarded $14M for Next Gen Air-Launched Tactical Missiles | KC-46 Successful in F-16 Mid-air Refuel | China’s Growing Hypersonic Glider Capabilities [feedly]

Raytheon Awarded $14M for Next Gen Air-Launched Tactical Missiles | KC-46 Successful in F-16 Mid-air Refuel | China's Growing Hypersonic Glider Capabilities
http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/raytheon-awarded-14m-for-next-gen-air-launched-tactical-missiles-kc-46-successful-in-f-16-mid-air-refuel-chinas-growing-hypersonic-glider-capabilities-032560/

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USAF stalls plans to retire A-10 thunderbolt [feedly]

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USAF completes first refuelling flight of Boeing-built KC-46A [feedly]

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France signs deal for sale of 36 Rafale fighters to India [feedly]

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Beetles inspire ice-resistant aircraft surfaces [feedly]

Beetles inspire ice-resistant aircraft surfaces
http://www.gizmag.com/beetle-patterns-ice-resistant-airplane/41465/

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Loon Copter drone flies, floats and dives underwater [feedly]

Along with the usual flying drones, there are also models that can move along the surface of the water like boats, that can explore underwater like submarines, or that can even both fly and float. As is the case with its feathered namesake, however, Oakland University's Loon Copter can fly, land on the water to see what's under the surface, and then dive down to check out what it sees.

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Goodbye ground control: Nanosatellites achieve first autonomous orbital maneuver [feedly]

One of the advantages of bread loaf-sized nanosatellites is their potential to act as a swarm that can equal the power of a single larger satellite, but with more flexibility and at lower cost. Deep Space Industries has taken a major step in that direction in a successful test involving two autonomous Canadian satellites, which carried out the first orbital maneuver without human supervision.

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The Newest And Probably the Best Aircraft Plant of Russia [feedly]

"Aviastar-SP" is the largest aircraft maker in Russia. Based in Ulyanovsk, it produces a heavy transport craft, Il-76MD-90A, and the passenger plane, Tu-204. It used to make the biggest cargo planes An-124 "Ruslan" as well. Today it only provides their … Read more...

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Testing Chief Warns Of F35 JSF Software Delays

http://aviationweek.com/defense/testing-chief-warns-jsf-software-delays


Development of the Block 3F version of the Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) cannot be completed on the current schedule—by July 31, 2017—without shortcuts that risk failure in the initial operational test and evaluation (IOT&E) program, according to Michael Gilmore, the Pentagon's director of OT&E (DOT&E). Block 3F is the culmination of the system development and demonstration (SDD) phase and conforms to the requirements set at the start of the program.

A Dec. 11 memorandum from Gilmore to Frank Kendall, undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, and Gen. Paul Selva, vice chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, also warns that the program is risking trouble by attempting to define Block 4, the first post-service-entry upgrade, early this year, when Block 3F and its predecessor, Block 3i, are still "problematic" and performing poorly in testing.


DOT&E Gilmore's Verdict on F-35 Software Demonstrations
  • Block 2F for Marine Corps F-35B IOC in 2015 delivered with "hundreds of deficiencies"
  • Block 3i for Air Force F-35A IOC in 2016 "problematic" and performing poorly in development testing
  • Block 3F to complete F-35 system development in 2017 "demonstrating poor performance"
  • Block 4, first post-service-entry upgrade, too aggressive and under-resourced


Full article:
http://aviationweek.com/defense/testing-chief-warns-jsf-software-delays


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Scientists Create Water Repellant Metal Using Lasers for the First Time Ever

http://futurism.com/videos/scientists-create-water-repellant-metal-using-lasers-first-time-ever/

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Tsetse flies control in Ethiopia with drones - Embention | News

http://news.embention.com/control-tsetse-flies-with-drones/

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