US Air Force releases draft Huey replacement RFP [feedly]

sábado, 3 de diciembre de 2016

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US Air Force releases draft Huey replacement RFP
// Flight Global HEADLINES

The US Air Force has released a draft request for proposals to replace its UH-1N Huey helicopters, calling for a full and open to procure up to 84 helicopters.
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First Flight of Boeing-Saab T-X Trainer Due Before 2017 | NG Completes Design Review Tern UAS | Iraqis Buy HQ-9 Surface Air Missiles from China

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Will 2020 be the end of the C-130H fleet?-testing [feedly]

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Will 2020 be the end of the C-130H fleet?-testing
// Air Force Technology News Press Releases

Air National Guard's military transport fleet at risk of being grounded by 2020 if US Congress fails to call cards.
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F-35 Begins Integrated Training With F-16 At Luke [feedly]

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F-35 Begins Integrated Training With F-16 At Luke
// Aero-News Network

Sorties Dedicated To Integrated Training For 4th And 5th Generation Fighters In October, pilots of the 56th Fighter Wing began flying integrated direct support practice sorties in the F-35A Lightning II and the F-16 Fighting Falcon for the first time as a regular component of the training curriculum at Luke Air Force Base.
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European Aviation Network Is Airborne [feedly]

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European Aviation Network Is Airborne
// Aero-News Network

Broadband Solution For Airline Passengers Integrates Satellite, LTE-Based Terrestrial Network A major milestone has been reached in the development of the European Aviation Network (EAN) with the completion of the program's first test flights.
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Drone Racing Established In South Africa [feedly]

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Drone Racing Established In South Africa
// Aero-News Network

Drone Racing Africa Has An Educational Component Along With Competition A fully-funded drone racing league has been established in South Africa. The mission of Drone Racing Africa is to encourage everyone from young people to adults to learn how to control a drone as well as race them competitively.
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NASA and Orbital ATK partner up to build technologies for space-based construction [feedly]


NASA and Orbital ATK partner up to build technologies for space-based construction
// Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine

Building things in orbit is an inherently tricky business – just look at the 13 or so years it took to us piece together the International Space Station. Granted not all the structures we build in space will be the size of a football field, but having robots handle the heavy lifting could go a long way to keeping humans out of danger and speeding things up. To that end, NASA has teamed up with private space firm Orbital ATK to develop new technologies for in-orbit assembly of large space structures, all in the name of getting us to Mars and beyond.

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Spaceship fires were all in a good cause

Scientists who started several blazes on a cargo ship were trying to find out what happens when different materials burn in the confines of a spacecraft A fire broke out onboard a cargo ship leaving the International Space Station (ISS) this week, but it was no emergency. It was part of the Space...

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Unmanned Russian spacecraft crashes to Earth in Siberia

Progress MS-04 cargo craft was on its way to the International Space Station when it broke up in the atmosphere and fell to Earth An unmanned Russian cargo spaceship has broken up in the atmosphere and crashed over Siberia en route to the International Space Station, according to the Russian spac...

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The balloonist MP who gave his life for meteorology

Intrepid trio were trying to find the cause of a thick fog that had descended on Victorian London. But then disaster struck English meteorology may seem rather tame, but it can be hazardous, as shown by a balloon expedition by the Meteorological Council in December 1881. The expedition, in a ball...

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No Man's Sky: Foundation update – a solid base to build on

Jordan Erica Webber plays the new modes in No Man's Sky and finds something for everyone The first big update for No Man's Sky gives almost everyone a reason to come back. "Foundation" includes features carefully selected to deal with each of the main resolvable complaints from those who were dis...

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UK to double armed drone fleet in deal with US Predator manufacturer

General Atomics to provide 10 drones to Royal Air Force in effort to improve firepower, imaging and intelligence, defense secretary Michael Fallon says The United Kingdom will double its fleet of armed drones, defense secretary Michael Fallon announced on Saturday, under a $125m (£100m) developme...

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British rover will go to Mars despite worrying crash landing, says European Space Agency

A European mission to land a rover on Mars will go ahead despite a test run ending in failure last month. The European Space Agency (Esa) announced on Friday that member states had agreed to provide the 440 million euro (£370 million) needed to ensure the future of ExoMars Rover, which is current...

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Private moon rovers may visit the Apollo 17 landing site

German Xprize team sets its sights on a vintage moon buggy The Apollo 17 landing site has been abandoned since the last lunar astronauts went home in 1972. Now the site could get its first visitor in 44 years, as private companies race to the moon in the Google Lunar Xprize competition. A German ...

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Why caves are the best place to train astronauts

There's no better preparation for the ISS, or finding life on other planets, than exploring the depths of Earth. When the last humans returned from the Moon, they did so with lifeless samples of lunar rock. While geologically interesting, it taught us little about how life started on Earth, or wh...

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The next big leap in space travel will use hypersonic planes

Scramjets capable of flying at Mach 15 will make it easier and cheaper to send spacecraft and people into orbit, says hypersonics expert Michael Smart. Sending satellites, spacecraft and humans into space is an expensive business. If humanity wants to venture further across the Solar System, we n...

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